FABER’S TREASURE – a new picture book by Cornelia Funke and illustrated by Susanne Goehlich
One day, Faber’s grandfather, who used to be a sailor and whom everybody believes to be a bit crazy, gives him a strange present before leaving for his retirement in the US. He gives him a carpet, a magic carpet. Faber only has to read the words out loud which are embroidered on the carpet and it will take him wherever he would like to. There is just one problem: nobody seems to be able to read the words – until Faber meets a girl from Syria who is able to help. She reads the words aloud and suddenly the carpet lifts off and the children fly away on it.
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Ueberreuter Verlag has just published a new feel good middle grade series which reminded me a lot of Astrid Lindgren’s Krachmacherstrasse. A jump back to my childhood and I absolutely loved it!
CHESTNUT AVENUE 8 – Anna’s Secret, Sophie and Mr November by Andrea Jacobi, Lars Baus
There are four girls living in Chestnut Avenue 8, each one with their family. They are friends and share a secret: the magical lady Papay visits them from time to time to help them with their problems. Papay does not live in the apartment house in Chestnut Avenue, but nevertheless she always knows when one of the girls is in trouble: whenever that happens, her house is disordered and her pig Trudel cannot stop complaining about it. Papay needs to find a solution for the girls soon to bring her house back into order! In this first book Anna and her younger twin siblings Max and Moritz have to share their birthday party. Anna doesn’t want to celebrate her birthday with her brothers. No way! But then Anna dreams of an old lady named Papay with her funny animals. Is Papay real? And will there be a solution for her birthday problem?
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