Rachel van Kooij

Klara’s Chest 
Klaras Kiste

ISBN: 978-3-7026-5796-3
136 pages
EUR (AT) 14.00 / EUR (DE) 14.00 / CHF (CH) 19.90
21.30 x 14.30cm
Cover: Hardcover
First published in 2008

World ex. Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Brasilien

Julius and his friends approach the taboo topic “death” cheerfully, optimistically and without prejudice. Where the grown-ups stonewall because they are afraid of the topic the children are active. They accompany their teacher until the very end.
Klara Meindert is teacher in the 4th grade. The children like her very much. But she is very ill and they all have to realize that she won’t get well anymore. As long as possible she wants to stay with the children in their class, so that they can say good bye to each other. The parents would prefer if Mrs Meindert did not come to school anymore.
Julius and his friends want to give the teacher a leaving present and build a coffin. A colourful and cheerful coffin, she doesn’t have to be afraid of. When Julius’ mother finds out what’s going on in the barn, she quickly puts an end to it. She thinks, children should not be confronted with dead. The children are at a loss. But Julius’ Grandfather has an idea, how everything is going to work out.