Bambert's Book Of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung

Bambert's Book Of Missing Stories

Written by Reinhardt Jung

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A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011

This imaginative treat follows the eleven stories that an author floats out into the world to find their own true settings. Attached to paper balloons, each takes a different course as they fly across the countryside to find their own destinations. And gradually they start coming back to Bambert, their creator, even the eleventh which takes a long, long time. Each of Bambert’s stories is unusually imaginative and elegantly told.


Bambert's Book Of Missing Stories by Reinhardt Jung

Bambert lives alone in his attic home. He feels out of place in the world and finds solace in the characters he creates in his stories. One day, he decides to send his eleven stories out into the world, to find their own setting. He attaches them to paper balloons and sends them out on a windy night.


The writing is superb, without a wasted word and tribute must be paid not only to the author but also to Anthea Bell who translated the book from the original German. The illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark have a much darker tone than those found in her own books but they set the scene beautifully. It's a book to read, to treasure and to return to time and time again.

About the Author

Reinhardt Jung was born in Germany in 1949. He worked with an international children’s organisation before becoming head of children’s broadcasting in Stuttgart in 1992. He died in 1999.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 6


Reinhardt Jung
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Egmont Books Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2010




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