The picture on the cover is a drawing of a man and a boy on a sand dune. The sea can be seen in the background. The author’s name and the title of the book are placed in the middle, the name of the publishing house and price details are at the bottom centre (“Rowohlt Verlag Hamburg Stuttgart” and above it “Preis 50 Pfg.”). The publisher’s mark of the rororo series – three capital Rs surrounding a capital O – is also printed on the cover.