The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Fritz Wegner

The welcome return of one of Michael Rosen's favourite books!

Till Owlyglass (Till Eulenspiegel) is a boy who was special from the day he was baptised three times. But not in a good way. Not in a way his parents liked. He was always in trouble for his rudeness and practical jokes, and grew up to be the most outrageous trickster in Germany. Everyone told stories about him … and they still do five centuries later. In this wickedly funny book, Michael Rosen retells the best of these traditional German tales, with pictures by Fritz Wegner which are perfectly in the spirit of the prankster’s wild tricks.

  • Really funny stories for VERY naughty children.
  • Short-listed for the Kurt Maschler Award.
  • Reissue in B format with black & white illustrations.

About the author

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His titles include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, The Sad Book, Tiny Little Fly and the poetry collection Bananas in My Ears. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children’s literature in 1997 and was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009. A distinguished critic and academic, he is Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. His poetry readings are adored by children and adults alike. Michael lives in London.

About the illustrator

Fritz Wegner was born in Vienna and came to England in 1938. He studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art and has worked as a freelance illustrator of books and magazines ever since, as well as designing stamps and exhibitions. He has collaborated with many internationally celebrated authors, including Allan Ahlberg, Mordecai Richler, Leon Garfield and Andre Maurois (Fattypuffs and Thinifers).


1989: Kurt Maschler Award

Kurt Maschler Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406349177
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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