Now, Now, Markus
|Now, Now, Markus (or I Need a Bird)|
|Original title||Bimbo und sein Vogel|
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
The original was also translated into Japanese, French, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish. An American English translation was published 1988 by Greenwillow Books.
Markus's parent's never really listen to what Markus has to say and instead often react with standard phrases ("Oh my goodness!" said his mother. "Now now now" said his father). So Markus has to attract their attention by dropping dead. When he finally gets them to agree that he can have a bird he comes home with a swan. Of course he is not allowed to keep it, so he decides to live in the woods. There he is eaten by a giant, but his swan saves him. When Markus comes back home and his parents, as usual, don't believe his story, all the beings that have been saved from the giant's stomach march into the house.
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