24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Hana Tooke: The Unadoptables

Talk, reading, puppet theater, Q&A

In Amsterdam’s orphanage »Little Tulip«, five children are left in the fall of 1880. Twelve years later, the horrible orphanage director finally tries to get rid of them and leave them to a shady sugar trader. But Lotta, Mads, Mona, Gisbert, and Milou manage to escape. Together they embark on a search for Milou’s parents. This atmospherically dense, impressively literary, and adrenaline-charged children’s novel is a celebration of humor, friendship, and family.

Languages: German & English
Guest: Hana Tooke
Presenter: Alexander Lehnert
Speaker: Kathleen Gallego Zapata
Interpreter: Noëlle Jaene

Illustration: Ayesha L. Rubio
Text: Hana Tooke
Editor: Naomi Colthurst, Kendra Levin, Maggie Rosenthal
German translation: Birgit Niehaus
Editor [German translation]: Elisabeth Leuthardt

for grades 4–6


Thursday, 2022-09-08