Some exciting news have been announced last night.
WILD ANIMALS OF THE NORTH by Dieter Braun, published in English by Flying Eye Books, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal!
Originally published in German by Knesebeck Verlag, this is the first time ever a translated title made it onto the shortlist! How exciting and well done to everyone involved! We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2017
I must have read this board books around a hundred times as it is my daughter’s absolute favourite!
DON’T BE A FROG AND KISS ME! by Nastja Holtfreter
An interactive board book with colourful illustrations and a great story to introduce different animals to the child through clever rhyming text.
The prince doesn’t mean any harm by his little prank. The witch, however, is all but amused and turns him into a frog! Now he’s small, green and no longer handsome and royal. He desperately needs the reader’s help – and a counterspell-kiss! But it doesn’t really turn out as he wishes! Shall we try again? Will that be enough to save him?
Nasty Holtfreter is one of Germany’s most popular illustrators at the moment and a second title will be published this spring about circus animals.
Please get in touch for further details and co-edition schedules and prices!
This has been one of the highlights in Frankfurt for Milly&Flynn and we have two co-editions coming up in 2017:
SHAPED FLIP BOOKS Ocean, Jungle, Safari, Farm (by Annabel Blackledgen and Chris Jevons)
Innovative interactive format board books with shaped alternate die-cut pages.
A fun and lively first introduction to wildlife and habitats for babies and toddlers. Shaped pages designed to be flipped from one side of each spread to the other, adding an interactive ‘reveal’ element to the books and an extra dimension to the scenes. Follow the mouse, frog, tukan and fish into their habitats and meet loads of different animals.
Get in touch for further details, schedules and prices!
A Happy New Year everyone and all the best for 2017! May all your wishes come true and I look forward to seeing you at the book fairs!
Ich wünsche euch allen ein frohes neues Jahr und alles Gute für 2017! Wir sehen uns bei der nächsten Messe!
*** Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time with your loved ones! ***
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.
A declaration of love to the diversity of our world! Get in touch for further details!
Every year on the 6th of December children in Germany celebrate Nikolaustag (well at our house the adults do as well). Children leave one nicely cleaned shoe outside their room in the evening of the 5th and the next morning they find loads and loads of chocolates, clementines, walnuts and if they are lucky a small present as well. If they have been naughty during the year, they only find some wooden sticks which Knecht Ruprecht has left for them to teach them a lesson (never happened to me by the way ;)).
It is the perfect day to introduce you to some of Magellan’s Christmas treasures:
TEDDY CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS by Ulrike Fischer and Tina Schulte
Lovely illustrated and heart warming Christmas story. (board book)
To be a true Christmas teddy – that’s what Teddy the cuddle bear wishes for. But what does a true Christmas teddy actually need to be dressed properly? Right: a beanie, a scarf, gloves, and warm socks are essentials! But where will Teddy get all these things in time to be a true Christmas teddy on Christmas Eve?
AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS GUEST by Annette Amrhein and Sabine Straub
A lovely Christmas story about finding friends in unexpected places.
The bear has been so busy preparing for hibernation that he even forgot to go to sleep. However, he is overjoyed: For the first time ever, he’ll be able to celebrate Christmas! He wants to host a great party for the inhabitants of the forest and immediately sets out to write invitations, make decorations and get a tree. Unfortunately, the other animals are afraid of him and when Christmas Eve arrives, he is waiting in vain for his guests – or is he?
Let me know if you would like further information!
WHAT WILL I GROW UP TO BE? by Anne Krueger
When she was a child, Mathilda dreamed of lots of different careers, including being the Easter Bunny, and she also wanted to become an astronaut. But, after throwing up all over her best friend during a really long bike ride, she was forced to accept the terrible truth and abandon her heart’s desire – because she always gets travel sick! However, she remains a huge fan of Yuri Gagarin and space. Now, she’s in her late twenties, and Mathilda is still looking for something to make her fulfilled. Of course, becoming an astronaut is not an option, but what then? And, what about a fulfilled private life? Is there a man out there who can keep up with Yuri Gagarin?
- About the first tricky phase in a young adult’s life
- Realistic setting in Berlin, where everything seems to be possible
- Authentic novel full of comical situations and wit
- Funny and profoundly reflecting
- Reflecting childhood combined with nostalgia for East Germany
- Special but down to earth language with great verbal images
- Outstanding Debut: Literary and compelling but yet entertaining
Don’t miss out on this one and get in touch!