Lancelot - The one-armed Kangaroo

      Adrian Plitzco
Lancelot - The one-armed Kangaroo

Lancelot is an orphaned joey growing up on a farm. One day he comes across a kangaroo mob and wants to join it. He escapes from home and injures his arm so badly that it has to be amputated. Left alone in the bush he has to overcome dangerous situations. He is lucky that a girl kangaroo from the mob is curious to find out who Lancelot is and wants to help him."Eulalia, the flying girl who first taught me the beauty and necessity of getting lost once in a while, lived in an old abandoned house in the woods of a small island in the Baltic Sea a whole many years ago. It was a strange thing that I would meet her there, but I'm sure happy about it. She was really weird, but in the nicest way... She used to say that she was `the laughter and the silence around it´ and `that thing you never missed until you found it´. And it's sure hard to describe her better - but in this book I've tried my very best."Eulalia Starwind is a fairytale for all ages. Readers young and old have been blown away by this story about a boy on summer vacations with his grandmother on a small island in the Baltic Sea - and about his make-believe (?) friend. It's a heart-rending yet hopeful tale of friendship between and within generations, of loneliness and imagination, of mystery and the power of language. Or as Kalle, 7, stated: "This is even better than Roald Dahl!"Niklas Aurgrunn, the author, is the now middle-aged dreamer who has been looking for Eulalia ever since that summer when he was seven years old. He says he still does not know how to fly but does consider himself quite the expert lost-getter.

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