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Elementary School: World Day of the Book & Book Fair

Dear Parents of the SES and the Elementary School,

The World Day of the Book will be celebrated at the SES and the Elementary School on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The event is financially supported by the Friends of the German School. Mrs. Eberhard and I are glad that we could win Torben Kuhlmann, the author of the book “Lindbergh  The Tale of a Flying Mouse” over to come and read at our school. With this writer and illustrator we hit the jackpot!  Mr. Kuhlmann was honored with several German and international book prizes and most recently nominated to receive the Deutsche Jugendliteratur-Preis (The German Prize for Youth Literature).

Thanks to the publication of his work by the publishing houses NordSüd and NorthSouth, his book was not only highly praised in the German press but also in the New York Times and the Washington Post. The story of the flying mouse from Hamburg delights readers young and old.

Within the context of the World Day of the Book, Mr. Kuhlmann will make a presentation explaining the origins of his manuscript, will read from his work, and later personally sign copies of his book. Perhaps you may want to purchase the Lindbergh-book for your child. Both the English and the German versions are available online. The English version can be purchased at local bookstores too.

At this time, we would also like to tell you about our annual book fair on April 30, 2015 in connection with the World Day of the Book. Discarded and surplus children’s books from the library will be sold during this event. Please give your child small change to purchase some of those books which are priced $0.10, $0.25 and $0.50. Every year this is one of the highlights of the fair, since children have only few opportunities to buy something independently here in the Washington environment.

We will resend a brief notice before the upcoming event via the Wednesday Mail and will remind you to bring Mr. Kuhlmann’s book in case you did purchase a copy for your child.

Kind regards,

Ingrid Wrausmann                                         
Chair of the English Department ES                                      

Ursula Eberhard


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