Die mutige Marta [The Courageous Marta]


Country: Germany

Title: Die mutige Marta [The Courageous Marta]

Language: German

Bibliographic Information: Grossmann-Hensel, Katharina. Die mutige Marta [Courageous Marta]. Wien-München: Annette Betz Verlag im Verlag Carl Ueberreuter, 2010.

ISBN: 978-3-219-11437-9              

Marta is surrounded by nothing else but animals. Does that have to do with the fact that the animals and birds have escaped from a circus? Marta is not afraid of that. Her parents are not afraid either, because at the beginning they don’t see the animals at all. But when they finally see them and are terrified, Marta already knows how to calm them down.


Reason for choosing the book:
This picture book tells a good visual story and the illustrations are of high artistic quality. The plot of the story is interesting and stimulating for an audience of varied age groups. It presents many elements of the culture that has produced the book, but also of other cultures. It also provides many opportunities to work with children on language, literature and culture. The book also touches upon parents’ and children’s ways of thinking. It encourages children to believe in themselves.


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