Papa Goose

Seven greylag geese and the discovery of a fascinating world

Original Title: Plötzlich Gänsevater

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 240 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-28091-5
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Ludwig

Date of publication: March 13, 2017
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (4)


Rights sold to: CAN/World Engl. (Greystone), Czech Republic (Kazda), Denmark (Lindhardt of Ringhof), Italy (Sperling & Kupfer), Korea (Chaek-Sesang), The Netherlands (Bruna), Norway (Cappelen Damm)

English sample translation available

Michael  Quetting - Papa Goose


An adventure to move heart and soul

The task Michael Quetting has as part of a research project is to train greylag geese to follow him and his ultralight plane. The first step, however, is in a manner of speaking sitting on the eggs. When seven greylag geese finally hatch out, the newly fledged goose father quickly notices one thing: what he has is a proper gang of kids, each with their own individualities.

Quetting affectionately characterises the gang and so lets us, the readers, in on the adventure – how the little goslings develop; how together they conquer the land, water and air – right up until the moment of the difficult farewell when his geese are let loose into freedom and Michael Quetting is a different person …

“This period of parenting has changed Michael Quetting, and his readers as well – for we learn here that geese indeed have fascinating personalities.”

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