Das war der Hirbel (That was Hirbel): The story of how Hirbel ended up in a home, why he is different from the other children and whether he can be helped / Peter Härtling. - New edition. – Weinheim [et. al.]: Beltz & Gelberg, 1998. – 75 p.|
Something went wrong when Hirbel was born. Since then he has been disabled and has been passed from one home to another. Luckily he keeps meeting people who like him.
Recommended for ages 10 and over.
Nominated for the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 1974.
Beltz & Gelberg classroom materials
Krapp & Gutknecht classroom materials