tger greenhaddock: The little dragon

Saturday, January 28, 2006

The little dragon

It’s Saturday night and I am back at work. Today the outside temperature in Marburg broke into the plus numbers. It was a gloriously sunny day and the snow and ice are starting to melt. This was good for the soul.

Mrs H and the Juniorette were in town today to do some shopping. The Juniorette was after a book called ‘Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss und der schwarze Ritter’ by Ingo Siegner. Imagine their surprise when in the bookshop they found that the author of the book was there to sign copies. Apparently this week is Children’s Literature week in Marburg and there are many authors in town, doing signings and promoting their books.

So the Juniorette left the bookshop with a signed copy of ‘The little dragon coconut and the black knight’. Ingo Siegner who hails from near Hanover had quite a lot of time for the Juniorette and told her the outline of the plot for his next Little Dragon book. He even did a personalised illustration of the dragon in the book for her.

Luck seems to follow the Juniorette. When she enters a competition she normally wins a prize. She’s also been in the local paper heaps of time, for one reason or another. An old favourite saying of mine has always been “Think lucky, be lucky” – this definitely seems to apply to the Juniorette. I think it’s time for her to choose my lottery ticket numbers!

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Blogger Expat Traveler said...

What a lucky girl!! I'd be showing off my book at school next week for sure!

January 28, 2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Bob Gentry said...

Mr. Haddock, you have been Blog-Tagged ;)

January 28, 2006 10:15 PM  
Anonymous neil said...

Luck or no luck, she'll get abuse for that "Achtung Kinder" sign later on....

January 29, 2006 1:30 AM  
Blogger Léons Life said...

Definetly get her to choose the Euro Million this week. There is now 183 000 000 to win this coming Friday !!!

January 29, 2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Expat - You must be a mind reader. The book is already packed in the Juniorettes school bag. :)

Bob - I'll get the meme done in the next few days sir! :)

Neil - I'm sure of that, but she wont worry about it :)

Leons Life - I need to get her to choose those numbers very soon!

January 29, 2006 9:01 PM  
Anonymous ruth said...

darn! my boy is a kokosnuss fan! arrgh! have any idea til when the lit week will be?

January 29, 2006 9:44 PM  
Blogger Haddock said...

Ruth - Mrs H only found about the kids literature week when she was in the bookshop. I just phoned her (I am at work) and she thinks it ended this weekend.

They really should advertise these things a bit better really.

January 29, 2006 10:01 PM  

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