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A writer from Dahlem : Matti and Otto try out the wild life

Yes, really, it all went pretty quickly. Matti, his friend Otto and all the other heroes of this great city's history, "were suddenly on the world," says Sil

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A writer from Dahlem : Matti and Otto try out the wild life

Yes, really, it all went pretty quickly. Matti, his friend Otto and all the other heroes of this great city's history, "were suddenly on the world," says Silke Lambeck. At first she roamed only in your imagination, but it was clear that with you as quickly as possible, something had to happen.

The 54-year-old author, is actually a rather quiet type, without too great haste, had Matti & co. now, so to speak, constantly. To her, the Plot took the Story got in gear and their curiosity grew, what would the two heroes of the planned book. Now the story is published, exciting, fast-paced, somewhere in Prenzlauer Berg, and is located amazingly close to the everyday life of many of Berlin's children – and parents. She says: "My friend, Otto, the wild life and I".

The street is quiet, with Bungalows from the fifties on the edge of wide sidewalks. In front of one of the houses the pigs torn up the front garden completely wild. Around the corner in this area, close to Free University of Berlin-Dahlem, lives Silke Lambeck with your family. Now she stands in front of your apartment door, a pair of Jeans, dark blue Sweater, a winning Smile, the Cappuccino is ready. In the kitchen window Basil, Mika and Sputzi, two foundling cats, green stress to your legs. In the Salon, she leans back in the sky blue seats and tells a bit of time.

in 2007, brought out by Silke Lambeck her first children's book

So, she grew up in Schöneberg, between acacia and foothill road, until today, one of your Lieblingskieze. Studied she has theatre studies and German language and literature. It will be a trip in the administration of Berlin as a staff officer of the Senate for Federal and European Affairs followed. Thereafter, she completed a traineeship at a Newspaper, and wrote feature stories for various media, and in 2001 he received the prestigious Theodor-Wolff-prize of the journalists for a Reportage about the history of the "New Kreuzberg centre" at Kottbusser Tor and its first inhabitants.

in the Meantime Silke Lambeck works as a freelance journalist and author. In 2007, she published her first children's book, titled: "Where's Mr. rose?" It was an up-and-comer. In 2009, she was awarded with the German-Swiss children's book prize "Prix Chronos". There are more stories for children, but for teenagers and adults not a bit less captivating followed. "Herr Röslein" in the sequels, "The wild Farm", an organic-farm-detective story, the advent of the novel "The Santa project" – and now the Story of Matti and Otto's adventures. In view Silke Lambeck in all of these stories has to do, as the generations actually.

"Because I can face then without If and But to your side."

Why is it a joy to write for children? The slender woman with the hair pinned up to just throwing in the kitchen the coffee maker for the second time, one of the cats out in the garden, and calls: "Because I can face then without If and But to your side." It'll mesmerize you, the world when you Write with the eyes of the children. Since she has two sons, one is 17, the other 20, you Yes experience. In addition, she is an accurate observer.

What are the joys, sorrows, and hardships had girls and boys to Silke Lambecks own Children? How fares it with the young today? And as parents 2018, compared to the past decades, and their offspring? Such questions you feel like. There are similarities and big differences. Until today, some children are left with their problems far too often, alone. For you Silke Lambeck has created the Lord rose. This friendly older gentleman with the gray ponytail helps to Moritz to create the 1001 difficulties from the neck, arising after its relocation in a foreign city. Nasty classmates, frantic parents. Since there is a need for many a Time of magic by Mr rose. Living in the same house, is a lovable, funny, reliable friend, but sometimes very stubborn. He reaps in the Park, umbrellas, speaks with elephants and balances between dream and reality – exactly as it love children.

"I was in Berlin, alone, ride the subway, and with six"

these friendship stories, so that Silke Lambeck scores with your young readers. Good friendships, promote self-confidence, provide a sense of security, because it is certainly. No matter, whether a longed-for helpers, such as Mr. rose, the is for adults invisible. Or between Matti and Otto, the two Berlin guys. Their everyday life is different without a doubt significantly of Silke Lambecks own children days.

"I was in Berlin, alone, ride the subway, and been with six," she says. "We had no Babysitter, our boundaries were much broader than in children of today." In their world adults are penetrated more rarely.

And now? Silke Lambeck exaggerated, but with a fine humour. "Today," she says, "Wake up the mobile phone, as Big Mother'". Then she holds up her calendar. "In some children the dates are so close, instrumental lessons, sports club, et cetera, that they can no longer meet in the afternoon with friends." And you will be monitored by helicopter parents.

in The end it all ends well

Exactly this Problem, Matti, and Otto. Both apartments are situated in Berlin. "And both of them are of the opinion," says Silke Lambrecht, "that you have to do something, the need to be aware of the adult, nor approve of" – but the harm to anyone. They do, to the Utmost determined. In the first Chapter Matti brings it to the point: "Otto has said, we are much too well-behaved. Since then, I think about the wild life ... And what are we supposed to do if he's right. Because then it can't stay that way.“

So the two fifth-graders leave their familiar comfort zone, rapping for your own Video, called "The men's children" and venture out to Neukölln, to win a cool guy, the Youtube Rapper "Bruda Berlin", for their cause. Together with him and his buddies, you want to help the small, wiry, Horst Zimmermann in his Späti. Because of the is threatened by real-estate sharks. Also, of course, funny teacher, an unconventional COP, bad bald heads, and Otto's mother with her "mom-Blog", for the he embarrassing Yoga-Exercises to do – but in the end, hey, Yes all is well.

clichés? Probably before dosing, but Silke Lambeck juggled so cleverly so that they fit to the funny Sound of the story well. And where it spins more on the loved one of your Stories? She laughs. "In The Café". For example, in the case of "woman Lüske" in Lichterfelde-West. Your passion has a long Tradition. In the midst of life, in the Café, written by Erich Kästner or Mascha Kaléko in the twenties, preferably. Many a Hero was born with a Cup of Espresso. Even those with whom Silke Lambeck is perhaps just now at Christmas time, everyday, stressed-out kids happy.


Silke Lambeck/ Barbara Young (illustration.): My friend Otto, the wild life and I. Verlag Gerstenberg, 184 Pages, € 12.95.

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