warten-auf-goliathA bear sits on a bench at the bus stop and tells everyone who passes by that he is waiting for Goliath. Goliath is strong and clever: “He can even count up to 18!”. At last, a bus arrives—but no one gets off. But Bear is certain: “He’s coming. He won’t let me wait in vain.”

Bear patiently continues to wait. The robins have already flown south when the first snow falls: When Bear wakes up after a long sleep, he hears a sound as if someone was moving their hand over a piece of paper. Sure enough: Goliath is here and the two immediately know what they will be doing first! Finding out who Goliath really is turns out to be a big surprise for everyone!

by Antje Damm

This is a warm and surprising story with depth and humor and luminous illustrations. – Best New Picture Books, The Children’s Book Review

Bear’s loyalty to and confidence in Goliath are rewarding in themselves, but it’s Damm’s carefully constructed and photographed dioramas that make the book such a charmer. […] An elegantly understated portrait of patience and faith. – PW Starred Review

[…] shadows cast by the grasses change as first hours and then seasons go by […] An only seemingly simple but endlessly sweet meditation on patience. – Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review


Moritz Verlag | 36 pp | 194 x 256 mm | Aug 2016 | 4+

Rights sold: Chinese (simpl.), English (world), Korean, Slovenian

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[original German title: Warten auf Goliath]

 

Also available by Antje Damm: The Visit

 

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