The rock from the sky

by Jon Klassen


from 4 years onwards,
primary school and families




Fotos: Manfred Lehner




"What happened?"



But appearances are deceptive: a lot is happening! We meet Turtle and her friends, who are talking about everyday things. But something sinister is brewing over their heads... A story full of comedy and visual tension that skilfully plays with our expectations. And where does this uneasy feeling that something is wrong here come from?


Press about the picture book:

"A wonderful story about friendship and jealousy, loneliness and stubbornness, hope, disappointment, chance and happiness, in short: our beautiful, sad, funny and infinitely precious lives."
Bettina Hartz, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung


"Honestly, the book is a great blessing!"
Kim Kindermann, Deutschlandfunk Kultur


"Waiting for Godot" for children, just with a turtle and armadillo.
STUBE – Seitenweise Kinderliteratur 2021


  • Beste 7, Januar 2022
  • Empfehlung der LUCHS-Jury, Oktober 2021

Ensemble production with a focus

theatrical version:  Christiane Ahlhelm & Sibylle Kobus

play:                         Christiane Ahlhelm

stage/characters:  Sibylle Kobus

directing:                 Michl Thorbecke

dramaturgy:            Xenia Bühler

music:                      Annegret Enderle

animation:                Vienna Street produktion

production support:  Lydia Starkulla

photos:                   Manfred Lehner


rights: The rock from the sky (aus heiterem Himmel). Adapted by Theater KUNSTDÜNGER,
From the book by Jon Klassen, illustrated by Jon Klassen.
published by Nord Süd/Walker books.


Funded by Kulturreferat München and Gemeinde Valley