23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Kate Allen: The Line Tender

Portrait Kate Allen
Kate Allen [© Kris Drake]

Talk, reading, Q&A

In the seaside town of Rockport, Lucy and her best friend Fred create a nature guide about the local wildlife for a school project. After a fisherman catches a great white shark and a fatal swimming accident occurs, Lucy wants to learn more about her late mother, a marine biologist, and the mysterious shark. This impressive debut novel, told in poetic language and infused with subtle humor, is an original exploration of the urge to explore, coming to terms with grief, and making friends.

Languages: German & English
Guest: Kate Allen
Presenter: Thorsten Dönges
Speaker: Kathleen Gallego Zapata
Interpreter: Nina Stommen

Text: Kate Allen
Illustration: Xingye Jin
Editor: Andrew Karre
German translation: Meritxell Janina Piel
Editor [German translation]: Neele Bösche

for grades 6–8