A Cage Went Looking for a Bird


Children's Books

Andrea Hensgen

Knesebeck Verlag

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25.0 x 23.0 cm
Hardcover approx. 40 pages
Colour illustrations throughout


A young, empty cage, with as yet little idea of the world, wishes for a bird to live in it. One day, a curious bird from a faraway region where there are no cages appears and flies straight into the cage. The old alley cat is delighted at the prospect of an easy meal, without realising just what a dauntless cage and a strong bird are capable of. Freely based on the work of Franz Kafka: an amazing story of how the world is sometimes not at all what it seems and how unexpected alliances can develop into deep friendships if we are only willing to let them.

Andrea Hensgen

Andrea Hensgen grew up in a village near the river Moselle, studied German in Saarbrücken and now lives in Frankfurt. Her first work, a philosophical book for young people, was translated into several languages. The novels and children’s books which followed also dealt with philosophical questions. Her work combines a knowledge of the intellectual heritage of Europe and an interest in the successful life models this culture has produced.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger