Down Through Time

Age 13

592 pages


  • Biographical Novel

Max Kruse, Michael Kimmerle

Down Through Time

How I became what I am

One of the best-known writers of children's books writes about his life.


Max Kruse himself describes how the son of the world-famous Käthe Kruse became the father of the equally famous "Urmel". He opens up a treasure trove of anecdotes and personal photographs and lets us look at his development from his life as a sickly child with little schooling to become an author and story teller. The result: more than three million copies of his books have been sold, making countless children's eyes shine; and finding their way into the hearts of numerous adults.

With numerous photos from the family archives
The Urmel books: More than 3 million copies sold