Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Closed to new replies
January 15, 2013


Replies: 15

[German] Books help: decision tree

RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To all those who don't speak German: sorry, I need this to be in German.
To all those who don't speak English: sorry, but there are rules for the Forum^^.

My newest project is a decision tree for kids and youth books and literature only. Comics, Mangas, fairy tales, picture books, non-fiction/specialised books, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, etc., I'm looking for everything.

How can you help me? What do I need?
:bulletorange: Recommend books/stories. I need lots of them and lots of different ones.
:bulletred: Help me categorise them. This is how I did it so far: [link] (Deactivate JavaScript if you want to have a look at the entire list.) The decisions you make should take you to one single book.

Thank you to everyone who is interested in the result and Llama for everyone who helps =).

You can no longer comment on this thread as it was closed due to no activity for a month.

Devious Comments

chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about the "little witch" (Kleine Hexe) or the or "Der kleine Wassermann" by Otfried Preussler?
Or something from Michael Ende like Momo or Neverending Story?
"Das kleine ich bin ich" by Mira Lobe or "wire wurle wasserkind" also by her?
Oh Mangas would be difficult I guess since they are mostly Japanese ore some are German but I don't know enough.
Do you search for special Mangas?
RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for those, I will look into Wire Wurle Wasserkind, I don't know it. Of course, Preussler and Ende will be part of the list, I'm still waiting on some feedback from several people regarding these, since I don't know if they should be in the normal group of children's (let's call them "adventure") books or in the classical children's books group.

I wouldn't know of any German Manga, actually. The ones I'm looking for would have to be translated. It's just like Harry Potter (or most books children and adolescents would read), it's not German but German children read it.
I must say that my experience with Mangas is very limited. Since it's an extra group, there will be no age recommendation, which means that it shouldn't contain too much stuff parents would dissagree with ;).
chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the drawings are very um inspiring? And I love them as kid.
I would more get them in teenage books? But the little with is more a
kid story.

They do exists but I knew to less to be a good help
Ah that`s what you mean...OH hahah well as Kid I rad lot`s of "Tom Turbot" from
Thomas Brezina and the Knickerbocker-Bande also by him (but that`maybe out of fashion today)
I read a lot of Mangas but I can`t really think of a good one maybe suitable for younger children...maybe
Chibi Maruko chan ore Magical Doremi.
RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anybody know about the Aarne–Thompson classification system? I'm not sure if I can use it to break down Grimms' fairy tales into distinctive subcategories...
chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would call them "Hausmärchen" since we learned that in the German lessons.
But i'm not 100 percent sure if that's the real classification.
RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that would be the overall name for all fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm. But I want to split it further into big groups. For example, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel could be part of a group named "women and girls", while Hans in Luck and The Valiant Little Tailor could be part of a group named "men and boys". The problem with this classification is that Hansel and Gretel, or worse: Town Musicians of Bremen, wouldn't be part of these subcategories so easily.
chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's what you mean I guess than you should split them
maybe about the motivation in the story and not the characters?
I had my last exam about Archetypes I guess that could be helpful
for you too?
RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... yes, I have thought about that. It would probably work, and I might do that after I've broken it down further - I just hope I'll make it understandable enough for the average user. For now, I have decided to split them into "magic" and "no magic".
Thank you for your input! It helps.
chaosqueen122 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) I think you will that sounds quite follow able.
I`m glad it did.
RaikaiRan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Du brauchst Titel von Büchern. Es gibt eine Abenteuerreihe, die die fünfe Freunde heißt.
Einige Kinderbuchklassiker wären: Das doppelte Lottchen.
Pünktchen und Anton.
Mangas: Naruto
Vampire Knight
Maid Sama
Chiki Vampire
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Fabeln: Schneewitchen und die sieben Zwerge

Hoffe ich kann etwas helfen. Werde mich bei meinen alten Büchern nach weiteren Titeln umsehen. Spätestens nächste Woche weiß ich mehr.
Add a Comment: