The Lindworm and the Butterfly

or: The strange swap

The dragon is supposed to be a lindworm? Never ever! But what can he do, even if in his anger he eats the professor who claims such things. The Cabbage White, however, suffers from another reason: He is supposed to be a butterfly! Sick with fury the dragon lies in bed, while the Cabbage White wants to retreat to the desert and become a hermit. But luckily there is a simply solution after all that makes both of them happy...


  • Pages: 40
  • First published in: 1981
  • ISBN: 3522434951
  • Edition: Picture Book
  • Illustrator:
    Manfred Schlüter, with music by Wilfried Hiller
  • Original publisher: Thienemann Verlag
  • Translations:
  • Chinese, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish

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Other Editions

  • New Edition:
    Der Lindwurm und der Schmetterling (The Lindworm and the Butterfly)
    Thienemann Verlag, 32 pages 2005.

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