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The Cucumber King Book by Christine Nöstlinger
Twelve-year-old Wolfi Hogelmann and his family lead an uneventful life until the autocratic Cucumber King suddenly appears from the depths of their cellar and throws himself on the mercy of the Hogelmann household.
Christine Nöstlinger (13 October 1936 – 28 June 2018) was an Austrian writer best known for children’s books. She received one of two inaugural Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awards from the Swedish Arts Council in 2003, the biggest prize in children’s literature, for her career contribution to “children’s and young adult literature in the broadest sense.” She received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for “lasting contribution to children’s literature” in 1984 and was one of three people through 2012 to win both of these major international awards. Nöstlinger was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1936. By her own admission, she was a wild and angry child. After finishing high school, she wanted to become an artist, and studied graphic arts at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. She worked as a graphic artist for a few years, before marrying a journalist, Ernst Nöstlinger, with whom she had two daughters. The majority of Nöstlinger’s production is literature for children and for young people, and she also writes for television, radio and newspapers. She centres on the needs of children in her work, with an anti-authoritarian bent. She does not shy away from tackling difficult subjects like racism, discrimination and self-isolation. Her first book was Die feuerrote Friederike, published in 1970, which she illustrated herself. The book was published in English in 1975 as Fiery Frederica. WorldCat reports that her work most widely held in participating libraries is Fly away home (Maikäfer flieg, 1973).
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