We are thrilled to announce that Mario Fesler has been awarded with the German YouthLiterature Award New Talent for his book LIZZY CARBON published by Magellan Verlag! The newly created special award for new talents carries a value of 10,000 Euro. (c) photo: Maria Himmel
Since 1956 the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Children’s Literature Award) has been given annually to outstanding works of children’s and young adult literature. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The prize is intended to encourage the development of children’s and young adult literature, to arouse and maintain public interest in those works, and to stimulate discussions in this field of literature. The goal of the award is to strengthen children and young adults in their personal development and to offer guidance to the vast German book market. The prize announcement and ceremony take place in October at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur is responsible for awarding the prize.
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Please don’t open – Vicious! by Charlotte Habersack and illustrated by Fréderic Bertrand
By the best-selling author of “Pippa Pepperkorn”: A heart-warming story in which children have to help a lost creature find its way home again.
“Please don’t open!” is written on the mysterious package which Nemo receives one day. Obviously Nemo opens it … and then three things happen: 1. a greedy yeti knight jumps out, 2. it starts to snow outside – even though it’s the middle of summer, and 3. the yeti starts to grow. Really tall! Two and a half metres tall! While Nemo’s home town descends into snowy chaos, Nemo and his friends are faced with a bit of a problem: how on earth do you hide a yeti? A turbulent race against time ensues …
The second title will be published in summer 2017! Just get in touch with me for further details!
…FUNNY, WITTY AND COMPLETELY BELIEVABLE!
Franziska Gehm describes the typical teenage problems without condescension and turns them into a hilarious story. It has you laughing from the beginning to the end.
Thirteen titles available | For girls aged 10+ | Witty series about two half-vampire sisters | Great, young author with quirky sense of humour | English sample translation available | over 900,000 copies sold | Very successful movies in German cinemas in 2012 and 2014 with release of the third movie in December 2016!
A DELICIOUS GIRL FRIEND (VOL. 1)
The twins Daka and Silvania move from Transylvania to a German suburb. This is not extraordinary except that their father is a vampire, which makes the girls half-vampires. Having lived in a rather vampire-like manner with nightly flight excursions and tick races for entertainment the adjustment to life in the suburbs is not easy for the girls. They constantly fall asleep in school and have the hardest time obeying their mother’s strict no-fly rule. To make things worse their father tries to bite the father of the one girl they want to become friends with, Helene, because he flirted with their mother…
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New middle grade/ya (12+) highlight by a talented new author, published by Magellan Verlag.
LIZZY CARBON AND THE LOSERS’ CLUB by Mario Fesler
When Lizzie is told to do the dishes at the school festival, it doesn’t come as a surprise. It’s just part of life as the most unpopular girl in her class. But things take a surprising turn: Suddenly she’s stuck with a bunch of misfits and her own project. The whole thing seems doomed to fail: No one believes in them, not even the team members themselves, and obstacles are constantly thrown their way. Lizzie, however, is not one to give up. After all, together they could finally make a change …This unconventional protagonist tells her story with black humour and a surprising twist. Great play with stereotypes!
Mario Fesler spent most of his childhood with clever, quick-witted girls, which inspired him to create his protagonist Lizzy. He lives and works in Berlin. Lizzy Carbon and the Losers’ Club is his debut.