by Karin Bruder Haifische kommen nicht an Land

Twelve-year old Joaquín lives on an island in Lake Nicaragua and thanks to his many jobs his family manages to survive. When he meets the fascinating German girl Rosa, daughter of an ethnologist, he delights in the opportunity to earn a little extra money with interviews given to Rosa’s dad. When Rosa discovers that he invented a few facts to embellish his accounts, Joaquín cannot handle the doubt in his integrity. Deeply offended, he runs away and leaves the island for the first time …

The text can be read effortlessly and quickly; it is vibrant and bursting with life, and gets you thinking beyond the time of reading. – Julia Süßbrich, Eselsohr-leseabenteuer.de

Peter Hammer Verlag | hc | 200 pp | Feb 2015 | 10+

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[original title: Haifische kommen nicht an Land]