Tortot is a cold-hearted field cook who goes off to war. Soldiers drop like flies around him but Tortot just doesn't care. Until, that is, he finds a deserter in his kitchen: a boy who has lost his brothers and his legs in battle. Tortot feels no real sympathy for him, but decides to shelter him for one night. It's a decision that will change him for ever...
A timeless and ageless parable about the absurdity of war De Standaard Imbued with that tradition of storytelling, of tales you really wish were true De Volkskrant (five stars)
Benny Lindelauf is a multi-award-winning Dutch children's book author whose books have been translated into six languages. He also teaches creative writing to adults and children.Ludwig Volbeda (1990), is a Dutch illustrator based in Amsterdam. Tortot, The Cold Fish Who Lost His World and Found His Heart is the first children's book he has illustrated and it won a nomination for the BoekenPauw prize for best illustrated children's book.