Are you tired of boring German textbooks?
The kind of German textbooks starting with “Hello, my name is …”.
We are. Definitely. We know that learning German is hard work, but why shouldn’t hard work be fun?
That’s why we created Jens and Jakob: German textbooks based on a coherent story instead of dull dialogues, which starts very simply, but develops into a fascinating novel. Can’t stop reading? Well then – you will have to learn German!
This is the story:
Jens and Jakob are two sparrows living in Berlin. The day the Berlin Wall falls, Jens drops out of his nest, but a girl finds him, takes him home and raises him on the balcony. He befriends Jakob, a wild sparrow, who teaches him how to fly.
One day an unexpected visitor arrives, and Jens slowly begins to understand that for his human family, the removal of the Wall is not only sunshine and roses: there is a secret in the family that might be uncovered now that the border is open. For decades to come, the family will struggle with the consequences of the former separation of Berlin. How will they cope with them?
Jens and Jakob is a family saga, a fable, a historical novel … oh, and a German textbook.
You can buy the book here – but you can download a free preview first: