內容簡介 根據真實故事改編。故事發生在1923柏林的秋天。男子Kafka帶著馬鈴薯和牛奶匆匆地經過公園，心想著趕快完成他的午餐和他的故事。他坐在公園一角，聽到耳邊傳來小女孩啜泣聲。原來小女孩Irma的娃娃不見了。為了安慰小女孩，Kafka說「娃娃沒有不見，只是出去旅行啦，牠或寫信給你，告訴牠去哪遊玩」。「那信在哪裡呢？」小女孩問。「就在我的大衣的口袋裡，大衣在我家，明天我就把信拿來給你，我是免費的郵差喔」。 隔天，Kafka 真的帶信給Irma，連續好幾週不間斷，甚至，當他身體微恙，還是央請夥伴託信給女孩呢！一封簡單的信，舒緩小女孩的焦慮，也溫暖了作家的日常。 Based on a true story about Franz Kafka Inspired by a true story, Kafka and the Doll recounts a remarkable gesture of kindness from one of the world's most bewildering and iconic writers. In the fall of 1923, Franz Kafka encountered a distraught little girl on a walk in the park. She'd lost her doll and was inconsolable. Kafka told her the doll wasn't lost, but instead, traveling the world and having grand adventures! And to reassure her, Kafka began delivering letters from the doll to the girl for weeks. The legend of Kafka and the doll has captivated imaginations for decades as it reveals the playful and compassionate side of a man known for his dark and brooding tales. Kafka and the Doll is a testament to living life to the fullest and to the life-changing power of storytelling.
作者介紹 Larissa Theule holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of the picture books Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face, A Way with Wild Things, and How Do You Do? She lives in Pasadena, California. Rebecca Green is the author and illustrator of How to Make Friends with a Ghost and the illustrator of many other celebrated picture books. Originally from Michigan, she currently lives in Osaka, Japan.