Ahead of World Book Day next year, pupils in Saxony are to receive a story written especially for the day as a gift. Teachers of fourth and fifth graders as well as special education and welcome classes have been able to order book vouchers for this purpose since Wednesday, the Saxon Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday. Book Day is celebrated every year on April 23. The deadline for registering for the vouchers is January 31, 2024.
The vouchers can then be exchanged for the comic novel "Mission Roboter: Ein spannender Fall für die Glücksagentur" by author Anke Girod and illustrator Timo Grubing in a bookshop of choice from mid-April 2024, it said. It's about Mila and Baran, who can't believe their eyes when a strange object lands on their roof terrace one day.
The vouchers are being awarded as part of the nationwide reading promotion campaign "I'll give you a story". It is a joint campaign by Stiftung Lesen, Stiftung Buchkultur and Leseförderung des Börsenvereins, Deutsche Post, cbj Verlag and ZDF.
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