Author(s): Karin Gruss
You're about to go to a place where thousands, even millions, of kids live every day. You're about to enter a war zone. There's been an attack. Grabbing his camera, a newspaper photographer rushes to the nearest clinic. What he finds there will change the way he thinks forever. Inspired by real events in the Middle East, events you might see any day on the TV news, this groundbreaking and acclaimed picture book for older readers will take you to a place far from comfort and safety. What could you possibly have in common with the kids who live there? You're about to find out...'An ambitious picture book that prompts reflection about the media's depiction of war and its desensitizing effects.' - Jana Sommeregger, Observer -Appropriate for late primary and secondary readers -Critically acclaimed in Germany, its country of origin -Nominated as one of the 5 Most Beautiful Books of 2013 by the German Book Art Foundation
Karin Gruss, born in Wuppertal, oversaw the picture book program at publishing house Peter Hammer Verlag. She currently works as a consultant and instructor on children's and young adult literature in Dusseldorf. One Red Shoe is her first picture book, based on impressions of the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. Tobias Krejtschi's first picture book, Crafty Mama Sambona, with text by Hermann Schulz, received several awards (nominated for the German Children's Literature Award, Troisdorfer Picture Book Prize) and has been translated into multiple languages. One Red Shoe was named one of the five Most Beautiful German Books of 2013 in the children's book category by the German Book Art Foundation.