knorke! or tobiass and fu fuu go searching for mozart

  • author: Juris Zvirgzdiņš
  • illustrator: Signe Ērmane Ļitvina

isbn: 978-9984-9846-6-4

size: 21,5 x 25,5 cm

quantity: 80 pages

year: 2007

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Reading this adventure fairytale, children get to know things about Vienna, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte opera, the plague, Sachertorte, the teddy-bears Klimt and Hundertwasser, can catch a note thief, as well as learn the ditty of Lieber Augustin.

Knorke! Or Tobias and Fu Fuu Go Searching for Mozart is a sequel to the stories of the previous adventures by the toy-bear Tobias, characteristic with their witty play on documentary facts and fantasy. The book features illustrations by the artist Signe Ērmane-Ļitvina.

In the house where Tobias lives and is currently celebrating his name day with his fellow toy-bears, a great hullabaloo breaks out. A mischievous guest jokingly referrs to it as Mozart’s Little Night Music.

The well-mannered Tobias thinks that this Mozart character must be one naughty rowdy rascal who deserves a good dressing down. A string of weird and wonderful coincidences take Tobias and Fu Fuu the little dog on a trip to Vienna where some other great teddy-bears live: the speckled Hundtwasser and golden Klimt, the she-bear Sisi and the very impressive and huge Metternich. In Vienna they also meet Lieber Augustin, a monument to the ancient legendary Viennese musician from the famous song, and finds out who Mozart really is.

The book was was included in the 2010 IBBY Honour List.