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Duck, Death and the Tulip Wolf Erlbruch

Duck, Death and the Tulip By Wolf Erlbruch

Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch


£8.99
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

In a strangely heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death.

Duck, Death and the Tulip Summary

Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch

A courageous, heart-warming book about death that has become a cornerstone of the Gecko Press catalogue worldwide In a strangely heart-warming and beautifully illustrated story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Duck, Death and the Tulip will intrigue, haunt, and enchant readers of all ages. Simple, warm, and witty, this book deals with a difficult subject in a way that is elegant and life-affirming.

Duck, Death and the Tulip Reviews

The most extraordinary picture book I've seen in many a year. A duck becomes friends with Death, and it's the most natural thing in the world. Trust me, adults get far more weirded out by this book than children ever do. Amazing. -- Patrick Ness, Time Out London
The gold standard of picture books about death is Duck, Death and the Tulip.... It's hard to describe how this extraordinarily tender book manages to be both heartbreaking and comforting, but it does. -- New York Times (US)
The most moving book I've read this year is the German picture book Duck, Death and The Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch, about the strange, uneasy friendship. -- Meg Rosoff, The Financial Times US)

Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch is a superb picture book from Germany, that tells a gentle story of the relationship between Death and a duck. Death is portrayed as a sympathetic figure in a dressing gown who is with us all the time, but who only comes into Duck's consciousness towards the end of his life. It is warm, poignant and witty.

-- Anthony Browne * The Guardian *

The German children's book author and illustrator Wolf Erlbruch offers a wonderfully warm and assuring answer in Duck, Death and the Tulip - a marvelous addition to the handful of intelligent and imaginative children's books about death and loss.

-- Maria Popova * Brainpickings *

a deft look at mortality.

-- Literary Hub

About Wolf Erlbruch

Wolf Erlbruch is a celebrated and original German author and illustrator. Winner of the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, he has received many other awards. Erlbruch is recognised for his witty and winsome stories and his sophisticated synthesis of collage and drawing.

Additional information

GOR006192144
9781877467172
1877467170
Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Gecko Press
20080801
38
Winner of Das aussergewoehnliche Buch 2022 (The Extraordinary Book 2022) 2022 (Germany)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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