Dot and Anton

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books


Dot and Anton live in Germany in the 1930s. Dot  Pogge and her family are rich and eccentric, while her friend Anton is poor and has to look after his sick mother.

These two friends are both to be found outdoors each evening, selling shoelaces and matches on the streets of Berlin. Anton does this because he needs to make money, but Dot does it to earn money for her governess.

Why does the governess need extra money for her fiancé - Robert the Devil? Why is she drawing up a plan of the Pogge's house?

An unusual story of friendship, crime and adventure, with additional wisdom and advice from the author. The line drawings are of the era.

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