Ready for a trip into the wilderness? With her new book, Julia Kluge invites you to wondrous adventures in nature. In a tongue-in-cheek style, she presents all sorts of impressions from the lives of brave scouts – from hiking at sunrise and picking delicious berries to camping under the stars. The dreamy and expressive illustrations make familiar flora and fauna seem excitingly alien. No wonder, because after all, a practiced look at nature brings all kinds of amazing things to light. And should life in the wilderness ever get dicey, you can always rely on your fellows.

In “To Be a Brave Scout” the seriousness of the Scout movement, founded at the beginning of the last century, gives way to a timeless fascination for the forms of animals and plants, for a life in and with nature. The atmospheric colors of the book exude a longing for freedom and tempt you to lose yourself while reading.