Michael Roher

Kali Can Canary 
Kali kann Kanari

ISBN: 978-3-7026-5958-5
144 pages
21.30 x 14.30cm
Cover: Hardcover
First published in 2021


On the balcony of the apartment where Lisbeth and Kali live with their mother, with Grandma Magda and Grandpa Udini, a cockatiel is sitting and pecking popcorn. The children bring it into the house, because (of course) they want to keep it. But that’s not so easy. It turns out that the cockatiel has escaped from a supervised flat-sharing community for young people. And that's where Kentucky, Lisbeth's arch-enemy from her class, lives. From then on, nothing feels right anymore: what Kentucky tells about his family is obviously not true. Mika, Lisbeth's best friend, is suddenly friends with Kentucky and Lisbeth feels betrayed. Dad works as an Asian noodle box.
But, as often in life, approaching each other helps: Lisbeth and Mika find out, how important their friendship is to them, but that they can also include others. And Lisbeth realizes that she feels sympathy for Kentucky, even if that doesn't suit her at all for the time being.