Benny Lindelauf


How Tortot lost his fish’s heart

scan-front-tortot ‘How Tortot lost his Fish’s Heart’ is set during the Great Wars. Tortot, a cynical cook who has travelled alongside many wars one morning discovers a young soldier  who has fled the war and hides in a barrel in the store-room. Tortot preferably likes to hand over the young deserter, but the cook has caught a cold and is unable to taste the meals he has prepared for the soldiers. Can the young soldier help him? And while the Great Wars rage across the Continent a cautious friendship is born.
Nominated for the Woutertje Pieterseprize, the Children- and Youthjury Flanders. Winner of the Golden Frame, the Halewijnprize, the Reinaertrophy.

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