I have a trick: the children in my books can formulate their thoughts better than a child at that age is realistically able to. First of all, by doing so I entertain myself while writing. When I think of a striking formulation, I just write it down. And secondly, for children it creates a - let's call it - aha effect. I formulate something that children can feel but can not express themselves.”

Paraphe Christine Nöstlinger