Katja Reider worked as a press officer before becoming a writer. She has since published more than 150 books, and lives with her husband, children and their small dog in Hamburg. She is also an active campaigner for supporting reading skill development in children. Together with other authors she founded the children’s reading festival “Hamburger VorleseVergnügen”.
LENNI, THE RAVIOLI HERO
Turbulent-funny story about a quite normal boy who suddenly becomes a hero.
Lenni is as average as can be. Normal height, more-or-less blonde and sort-of clever. How much more run-of-the-mill can you get? His sister’s successful acting career in a daytime soap makes things worse, what with the bags of fan mail she gets every day. He and his best friend Walze put their heads together to figure out a way to get famous, too. One day, Lenni just happens to be nearby when a man tries to rob a kiosk – and suddenly everyone thinks Lenni is a hero. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Lenni that scared off the criminal but a collapsing pile of ravioli tins! Lenni starts to enjoy his new life as an inadvertent hero. But then the robber appears and wants to turn himself in – what happens if everyone finds out what really happened? A new comically rich book by the acclaimed author Katja Reider!