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Waldemar Bonsels


(1880 - 1952)

Waldemar Bonsels

Waldemar Bonsels was born near Hamburg in 1880 or 1881. As a child, he cared little for his studies, preferring instead to be outdoors. Finally, he took up the life of a vagabond. He traveled to Asia and to Egypt.


The Adventures of Mario (1930)

Mario, the young hero of the book, helpless after the death of his mother and driven by an inner force as the animals are, grows up in the depths of the forest where he becomes one of the wild things.

Author(s): Waldemar Bonsels
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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