Author(s): Ulf Stark
Winner of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, awarded to authors of children's and teenage literature for outstanding works.
Why doesn't Berra have a grandfather? How can he get one? There are plenty of old men who would do as a grandfather at the retirement home, Ulf suggests. They go there together to find one - ideally one who eats pig's trotters, invites you to tea and can teach you to whistle.
A classic in many countries, this is a humorous and sensitive story about a friendship between two boys and an old man. This classic tale has been translated by Julia Marshall. First published 1992. This translation 2005.