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gelber Hintergrund, blau-weißer Eselkopf
gelber Hintergrund, blau-weißer Eselkopf

Jukli or How I Was Stuck with a Little Donkey and Couldn’t Get Rid of It

A lively road trip through France with insights into donkeys and Romani culture about coming to terms with oneself.
Flora’s life is far from easy with her older brothers’ relentless teasing and the constant bullying at school. One day, when she roams about to get the pent up anger out of her system, she meets Mamou, an older Romani woman, and her two donkeys. This soon comes in handy when her mum enrols her in summer school. Without further ado, Flora invents a friend and a vacation invite while actually planning to accompany Mamou to the South of France to register donkey foal Jukli in the studbook. She might not particularly like animals, but everything is better than being stuck in school all summer! But then Mamou falls ill and Flora is faced with two options: to come clean or go on her own. Soon, she finds herself on a wild trip through France with Jukli in tow, who challenges her every step of the way. Flora has yet to make up her mind whether that’s a good or a bad thing …
Category:
Middle Grade
Type:
Hardcover
Recommended Age:
10+
Pages:
208
Publication Date:
Dimensions:
15,3 x 21,5 x 2,6 cm
ISBN:
978-3-7348-4743-1

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Corinna C. Poetter studied German and film studies, got her Master’s degree in New Zealand, and has since been working in the film and TV industry as an author and producer.  Jukli or How I Was Stuck with a Little Donkey and Couldn’t Get Rid of It is her debut novel. She lives in Bonn with her family and pets (no donkey – not yet!).

Awards

Deutsch-Französischer Jugendliteraturpreis
2022:
Deutsch-Französischer Jugendliteraturpreis

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Jukli oder wie ich einen kleinen Esel an der Backe hatte und nicht mehr loswurde

Buch des Monats
2022:
Buch des Monats

Auszeichnung Juli 2022

Jukli oder wie ich einen kleinen Esel an der Backe hatte und nicht mehr loswurde