Das kleine Lumpenkasperle (The Little Rag Puppet)

The little glove puppet, made from colourful rags, has just one wish: He wants to make the little boy happy. The boy, however, discovers a new toy and throws away his old friend. For the little rag puppet a sad odyssey starts between dogteeth and litterbins. But luckily, when he ends up on the cart of the rag and bones man, the little boy’s grandma finds him. She makes sure he is returned to his happy owner. Only when the little boy thought his friend was lost was he able to realise his true value.


  • First publication: Thienemann Verlag 1975
  • Translations:
    Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Japanese, Catalan, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish
  • Current German edition:
    Das kleine Lumpenkasperle (illustrated by Roswitha Quadflieg)
    Hardcover, 32 pages, Thienemann 2018

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