Depressing Children Books

Elephant Babar, a strong, silent loner, finds himself unemployed when the copper mine where he works in Africa closes down. In an old Cadillac he makes his way to Europe, where he seeks shelter within the walls of an asylum for insane pets.

31 year old Kasperli still lives with his mother and father, and has not been outside the apartment for 24 years. Scared of facing life and isolated from other people – he views them only through a pair of binoculars – he is finally thrown out by his desperate father. Starves to death.

While escaping from the pear orchard, Joggeli fractures his ankle bone and is picked up by an ex-con for whom he becomes a prostitute and a thief.

A prince meets a pretty princess but hesitates to fall in love again.