June 29, 2012

Marlene Reidel: Kasimirs Weltreise

I wrote about a book with illustrations by Marlene Reidel last week. And while doing a little research about her on google I found this pretty book republished by Annette Betz Verlag recently:


"Kasmirs Weltreise" won the "Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis" in 1958 and was chosen by the New York Times among the 10 Best Books in 1960. As I had to realize, with red Indians and yellow Chinese it is not at all politically correct ... however the story about a little boy traveling on the moon halfway around the world and the linocut pictures are still very charming.