23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Laura Carlin: The Promise/ King of the Sky

Portrait Laura Carlin
Laura Carlin [© Jake Green]

Talk, reading with picture book screening, live illustration, Q&A

»The Promise«:
A girl lives in a bleak, gray town. When she steals an old woman’s bag filled with acorns, the woman asks her to plant the stolen goods. The girl decides to fulfill her wish. A little later, the town and its inhabitants are hardly recognizable. In concise language and artfully arranged illustrations, the picture book tells of the contagious power of hope and the potential of every human being to change the world for the better.

Other featured book: »King of the Sky«:
A boy has moved with his family from Italy to the Welsh mountains. But he feels strange in his new home. He makes friends with Mr. Evans, an old pigeon breeder. The idea of letting the pigeon ›King of the Sky‹ fly from Rome to Wales allows the boy to dream and finally find his place in the world. In lyrical language and tender illustrations, this impressive picture book tells a touching story of migration, loneliness, and places of longing.

Languages: German & English
Guest: Laura Carlin
Presenter: Josefine Liesfeld
Speaker: Dorothee Krüger
Interpreter: Milena Adam

Illustration: Laura Carlin
Text: Nicola Davies
Editor: Caroline Royds
German translation: Uwe-Michael Gutzschhahn
Editor [German translation]: Svenja Drewes

Admission free, registration not required