The novel "Olfi Obermeier" isn’t only meant for younger reader even though it seems so from its theme and the main character. The content and point of the novel are honesty and authority. Olfi, a young fourteen years old, lives in his home with seven women, puts up with their authority and adapts to them but not for … [Read more...] about Olfi Obermeier
Christine Nöstlinger was born in 1936 in Wien.
She went to an academy and she worked in an Austrian paper. She has written many children books: "Ein Mann für Mama", "Fiery Frederica", "Dschi-Dsche-i-Dschunior", "Der gefrorene Prinz"…
She received an award for her work and also the Hans Christian Andersen award. She is one of the best children’s writer on the German speaking area.
She writes in a very funny way about serious subjects such as family relations, school, education, friendship and human weaknesses that she accepts and does not judge.
Conrad the main character of this novel also says: "All people are different and that is the reason why we have to have understanding for the ones close to us." The author places her characters in everyday life situations that are familiar to everyone and that is the reason why younger and older audience appreciates her.
The novel "Conrad: The Factory made boy"shows the relationship between grownups and kids in a funny and witty way. All of the characters are described realistically with their flaws and virtues. The grownups aren’t always the smartest and wisest event hough they want to seem that way. Most of the time the kids have … [Read more...] about Conrad: The Factory-Made Boy