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Tokyo Sandals

written by Zeynep Alpaslan & illustrated by Vaghar Aghaei

A story of friendship between an old lady and a little girl thanks to a cat named Tokyo. It all started when the old lady ordered a pair of sandals on the internet. One night she hears scratching and meowing coming from the box.  During the night the sandals have magically turned into a real cat! With the help of the cat the old lady overcomes her fears and starts making friends. The illustrations by the Iranian illustrator Vaghar Aghaei are a perfect match to this touching story.

Paperback / 139 pp / Redhouse Kidz

Abigail’s Sweet

written by Bénédicte Carboneill & illustrated by Barbara Brun

Tonight someone is knocking on the Ladenlongue family’s door. Who dares enter this dangerous manor? Gaëtan has come to ask for sweets or for a spell. It is Halloween! Abigail can’t stay in bed, she has to see who came to visit. Behind her parents’ back she follows Gaëtan from door to door and she discovers the pleasure of eating sweets … with moderation!!

Hardback / 205 x 210 / 32 pages / Les P’tits Berets

WHEN GRANDMA GOT SMALLER AND SMALLER

written by Inka Pabst & illustrate by Mehrdad Zaeri

Peppi likes spending most of her time with grandma. But one day Peppi noticed something strange. It happened when they were playing French skipping. Normally, Peppi only managed to jump hip-high, as when the rope is on Grandma’s hip it reaches up to Peppi’s neck. But on that day, it only reached up until the belly. 

RIGHTS SOLD: Korean & Persian. Continue reading

Copycat

written by Sadia Ismail & illustrated by Dale Blankenaar
Have you ever met an alien from outer space. Find out what happens when an alien visits Kasigo one night.

Dale Blankenaar studied graphic design at CPUT in Cape Town and majored in illustration under Piet Grobler. Dale has illustrated  over 30 books and has exhibited in 9 countries. Winner of the Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Publishers’ Choice Award. 

Paperback / 280 x 215 / 32 pages / Bumble Books

 

Morning Concert in Bird Country

written by Kaja Lotman & illustrated by Marju Tammik

Mia is staying at her grandmother’s house. A ray of sunlight tickles Mia’s nose. “Wake up! Wake up! I’m bored,” beckons the sun. Mia can hear outside creaking and pattering noises. An extraordinary bird-life is waiting outside – she won’t believe her eyes and ears.

Hardback / 230 x 230 / 32 pages / Paike ja Pilv

 

ALEXANDRA DAVID-NÉEL

written by Marion Besnard & illustrated by Vivilablonde

Alexandra David-Néel was born in 1868 in Saint-Mandé, France. She was a Belgian–French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist and the first European woman to stay in Lhassa, Tibet, in 1924. My Heroines seriesoffers to discover the fate of women who changed the History of Mankind. Their journeys are a testimony of great courage and a contribution to major changes. In the series Lucie Aubrac and coming soon Coco Chanel and Cleopatra.

Hardback / 160 x 230 / 48 pp / Editions les P’tits Bérets

 

THE DOCTOR WITH THE WHITE FUR

written by Jutta Nymphius & illustrated by Susanne Göhlich

Maja needs to spend the night alone in hospital after falling from the swing. Even worse, the girl she is sharing the room with is crying and complaining. When later in the evening, something is moving outside the window, both girls get scared. It is a white cat which is trying to shelter form the rain. But are cats allowed in hospitals? A small adventure begins in which the girls slowly start to get to know each other.

Hardback / 192 x 135 / 64 pp / Tulipan Verlag 

 

THE ARCHER’S MAGICAL LYRE

written by Göknur Birincioğlu & illustrated byMaria Brzozowska 

Once upon a time, there was a blind old archer who was in love with the sound of a bow when an arrow is shot. He crafted a harp and a lyre that would make the same sound. One day the archer gave this lyre as a gift to the wife of the weaver. When she played the lyre and sang, the silk would become magical. When the king ordered more and more silk to make his army even more powerful, the singer grew weary and lost her voice completely.

Paperback / 170 x 230 / 40 pp / Redhouse Kidz

We Grow Strawberries

written by Sarah Vegna & illustrated by Astrid Tolke

Find out the simple steps to growing wild strawberries. Get the seeds, dig a hole, get your hands dirty … and finally be patient until the strawberries are ready. A playful day in a child’s everyday life and a lovely way to learn about nature.

RIGHTS SOLD: Italian

Hardback / 180  x 180 / 32 pp / Olika Forlag