written by Annette Mierswa & illustrated by Stefanie Harjes
Lola lives with her mother on a river-house-boat named The Pea. Since her father disappeared into thin air, she’s not willing to grow any more until he returns, and she prefers to live in a fantasy world. No wonder that Lola is appalled, as Kurt, the new boyfriend of her mother, shows up. Although she must admit that the animal doctor is a real nice fellow, Lola rebels against him. But then she meets the mysterious classmate Rêbin. RIGHTS SOLD: Korean & Portuguese (Brazil).
When Lola discovers that he and his Kurdish family are living in Germany illegally, she’s able to see her own problems in a different light. As Lola slowly experiences that life is indeed threatening and contradictory but also exciting and wide, she can see herself grow again.
Annette Mierswa was born in Mannheim and lives with her husband and two children in Hamburg. She works as a freelance author and her novels “Lola and the Pea” (2008) and “Samson’s Journey” (2011) were awarded various prizes and were translated into several languages.
Stefanie Harjes was born in Bremen. She studied illustration and painting at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung in Hamburg and Prague. She works as a freelance illustrator in Hamburg especially for book and magazine publishers and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Austrian Youth Book Award and the award for two of the most beautiful books in Germany. Stefanie Harjes in 2010 was nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize.
LOLA AND THE PEA has been adapted into a film. Movie release in Germany September 2014!
Paperback / 148 x 210 / 200 pages / Tulipan Verlag