And then Your Head Will Burst

And then Your Head Will Burst

Text and Illustration by Christina Röckl

What would you reply if asked, “What is the soul?” And if you asked a child? How would a child explain a term we adults have tried to define in a thousand smart books? In cooperation with children, illustrator Christina Röckl created texts which she collected and translated into striking images. Thus, an abstract idea becomes a picture book for adults invented by children – original, delightful, and deeply moving.


  • Winner of  the German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) 2015
  • Beauty and the Book Award Winner, Frankfurt Book Fair 2014
  • Joseph Binder Award – prize-winning entry
  • on the longlist of the Most Beautiful German Books 2014 by Stiftung Buchkunst /Foundation Book Art
  • nominated for the Serafina 2014, a young talent award for illustrators by the German Academy of Literature for Children and Young Readers in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair/Foundation Book Art

Also available as limited edition, featuring an included art print, signed by the author
60 Euros
ISBN 978-3-942795-20-3

ISBN: 978-3-942795-19-7 and 978-3-942795-20-3 (Sonderedition)
Format: 23,5 x 34,5 cm
Length: 72 Pages
ET: March 2014
Price: 26,50 € and 60,00 € (Edition)

Hardcover, gloss lamination, fold-out middle page

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