Tàssies

Stolen Names

Bullying in schools is often a taboo.
Stolen Names makes the topic tangible and wants to encourage people to take a stand.

In a school, all the people are depicted with apples as heads. There is a lively hustle and bustle in the schoolyard and in the classroom. Only one boy is isolated, bullied and ridiculed. When his only friend also turns away from him, he no longer recognises himself in the mirror.
It is the reader who redeems him by perceiving him.

This children’s book is dedicated to the topics of bullying and being an outsider. In schools and in therapy in particular can the book with its impressive pictures be used to talk to children about hidden feelings.

“We are all called upon to better shape our togetherness by accepting and valuing our complexity and our sometimes great differences. We can do this because we are neither apples nor oranges: We are all human beings.” – Tàssies

Edition Bracklo

Picture Book

Original title: Geraubte Namen
Age 6+
32 pp | € 22
hc | 235 x 240 mm
Publication: Sept 2022


Author & Illustrator: Tàssies

Rights sold: Catalan, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Korean, Japanese

Awards

“A boy who leads a life as an outsider at school finally finds a girlfriend. But his happiness is short-lived. Soon they take away his girlfriend and with her the joy of life. What begins as a list of good things ends in a tale about the deficient circumstances of a boy who is even robbed of his name. With colourful illustrations and sophisticated compositions, the picture book is an unsparing examination of the consequences of bullying.” – Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin

 

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