Manolito-Volume 1 of the trilogy


Children's Books

Friedrich Hechelmann

Knesebeck Verlag

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19.5 × 23.0 cm
Hardcover with jacket
216 pages
30 colour illustrations
10 b/w illustrations


Knuth Rabenhorst, a laboratory technician, never gave thought to questions concering life on earth and human behaviour. But one day Manolito, a minuscule man abused as a test person, comes into Knuth’s life – an encounter that changes everything! The scientist learns a lot from his new friend about man-made catastrophes that made the animals flee to the neighboring continent Aronia. With Knuth’s help Manolito is able to flee from the laboratory and goes on an adventurous journey to Aronia. He is meeting the bat Philomenia, the mouse Hedwig, the crow Kasimir, and the bumblebee Klara. On a dangerous mission they are flying to the cliff of demons at the edge of the world where the master of the winds is reigning …

Friedrich Hechelmann

Friedrich Hechelmann was born in Isny in the Allgäu region of Germany in 1948. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and now numbers among the most important realist painters. Friedrich Hechelmann has also won international fame as a book illustrator.
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