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Nikodemus and the Miraculous Mouse

written by Manfred Mai & illustrated by Jochen Stuhrmann

Nikodemus front coverA mouse at the fishmonger, a cat in a roller coaster – in search of the Seven Wonders of the World mouse Luzili and cat Nikodemus discover their neighbourhood. What started as a classical cat-and-mouse game ends in an extraordinary friendship thanks to Luzili’s courage and fantasy!

 Bratislava illustration award 2013 RIGHTS SOLD: Japanese; Simplified chinese. Continue reading

The Wonderful Adventures of Paula

written by Paul Maar & illustrated by Eva Muggenthaler

In her dreams paulas-reisenPaula travels through many fantastic countries. But everywhere she goes strict rules must be followed. Neither is she round enough for the “Land of Circles and Balls”, nor red enough for “The Red Country”. So everyone wants her to adapt. Fortunately she always finds a loophole. A wonderful picturebook about the courage of being oneself. RIGHTS SOLD: Korean; Brazilian; Catalan; Spanish (Spain/Colombia); Simplified Chinese. Continue reading

Being and Appearing

written by Jorge Luján & illustrated by Isol

A simple aSer y parecer Covernd at the same time profound poem wrapped in bold illustrations that tells us that we are not what we appear to the naked eye. An invitation into a journey beyond appearance to discover who we really are. My nose is tiny and gets lost in my face, but it can smell cookies two blocks away.

WINNER OF THE 2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD / RIGHTS SOLD: French; Portuguese (Brazil) & Italian.

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My Body and Me

written Jorge Luján & illustrated by Isol

Mi cuerpo cover

What do children think about their own body? The protagonist of this book believes that he is very different from his own body. For instance his body washes in water whilst he bathes in laughter. At night his body sleeps whilst he escapes into dreams. But the protagonist prefers his own body after all because he lends him his eyes. A powerful book!

WINNER OF THE 2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD / RIGHTS SOLD: Portuguese (Brasil)

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The Rock

written by Jorge Luján & illustrated by Chiara Carrer

On the outCover frontskirts of the village there’s a rock. The rock has a question for those who approach it – the ones who answer correctly can continue their journey and the ones who don’t must turn back. “Before I was a rock, what was I…?” asks the rock. “An archipelago!” says Lucia. “The tail of a snail!” says John who can also pass. But each time Pedro answers: “You’ve never been anything but a rock!” he has to turn around. Only the power of imagination and creative thinking can move this very special rock.

WHITE RAVENS 2014 / RIGHTS SOLD: Korean & Portuguese (Brazil).  Continue reading