Lemniscaat Ltd Spring 2020
Tiger Jan Jutte
When Josephine returns to town after a walk in the woods, a tiger strolls along with her. She decides to take him home. The whole town becomes very fond of Tiger. But Tiger must return to the place where he belongs…
Friendship can take the oddest of forms
When Josephine returns to town after a walk in the woods, a tiger strolls along with her. For a moment she’s not sure what to do, but then she decides to take him home. And after their initial fright, it’s not just Josephine but the whole town that becomes very fond of Tiger. But however much they all love him, Tiger must return to the place where he belongs. And Josephine will take him there … L E M N I S C A AT
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Three-time winner of the Golden Brush Award [best illustrator], Jan Jutte applies his characteristic style to paint a passionate picture book, in which the mutual affection between Josephine and Tiger radiates from every page. Everyone would want to have a Tiger like that. But everyone will also understand that real friends let each other live where they are most at home. JAN JUTTE (b. 1954) is an illustrator of numerous picture books. One of his masterpieces is his collection of art for Hans Andersen’s fairy tales. He has won the Golden Paintbrush three times – including for A Hat for the Moon, also published by Lemniscaat Ltd. www.janjutte.nl
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ISBN: 978-1-78807-031-7 | Binding: Hardback | Trim size: 23.9 x 29.9 cm | Extent: 56 pages | Age: 4+ | Price: £ 9.95 Publication date: January 2020
A father, a daughter and their dog are shipwrecked. They wash up on a small island. But unknown to them, the island is not what it seems to be.
Dive into an enchantingly watery world full of surprises
Island protects the three castaways against wind
them through wondrous worlds, with sounds they
and cold, against waves and dangers. It also leads
never heard before, scents that boggle their mind and colours they never imagined existed… Until the day they are saved – when it turns out that Island
Shipwreck! A father, daughter and their dog wash up on a has not gone unnoticed. small island. Little do the castaways know that the island isn’t what it seems at all. w w w. l e m the n i s c a a family t. c o . u k The island shows the wonders of life at sea. Colourful fish dart in the waves and birds swoop in the sky. Island life is full of the unexpected. The island protects the family against all kinds of dangers, from tropical storms to arctic snow. Menacing animals lurk underwater, too. The island has its own secret, too. Eventually, the family is rescued. And there’s a heart-warming surprise when the little girl says farewell to the large kind turtle – the real island – whose shell has provided the family with their happy island home.
Island is a wordless picture book. Children are encouraged to study the wonderful illustrations and tell the story in their own words. Mark Janssen’s painterly illustrations come alive on the page. Sun hits the water and sparkles. Splashes of paint become shoals of fish. This is a charming picture book full of imagination. The Dutch daily newspaper NRC found the perfect word to describe Mark Janssens picture books: ‘Wow!’ MARK JANSSEN studied at the Academy for Visual Arts in Maastricht. Lemniscaat Ltd published his first picture book Nothing Happened loved by children and parents for its warmth and gentle humour. He has also illustrated Dinos Don’t Exist, Stop! Monsters! and Annemarie van der Eem’s I Want a Lion. www.markjanssen.nl 4
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ISBN: 978-1-78807-047-8 | Binding: Paperback | Trim size: 21.7 x 29 cm | Extent: 32 pages | Age: 4+ | Price: £ 6.95 Publication date: January 2020
Tjibbe Veldkamp & Alice Hoogstad
Dragons Are Not For Sale Tjibbe Veldkamp & Alice Hoogstad
Ezzy loves animals. The boy next door Preston however, keeps all sorts of animals, but he doesn’t really care for them. Ezzy wants to help the animals and comes up with a plan. A plan that involves a very special egg...
Back at home, Ezzy got out his Almanac of All Animals and looked under the letter D. Then he put on a warm sweater, strapped on his Lemniscaat largest backpack and started climbing the bare mountain. Three days passed. When Ezzy descended from the bare mountain he was no longer wearing his sweater and his backpack was bursting at the seams.
What is Ezzy carrying with him? What is he up to? Tjibbe Veldkamp tells the comical story of Ezzy and the spoiled boy next door, Preston. Preston keeps all sorts of animals, but he doesn’t really care for them. Ezzy loves animals, but Preston won’t let him near them. But Ezzy’s got a plan! With glorious illustrations, Golden Paintbrush-winner Alice Hoogstad paints the story of Ezzy and his egg. A book to be devoured by anyone who loves Tjibbe Veldkamp, Alice Hoogstad, animals and dragons. And who feels that spoiled little brats should be taught a lesson they won’t forget in a hurry…
DRAGONS ARE NOT FOR SALE
When dragons come in handy
N S O G A DRAre Not LE F OR SA Tjibbe Veldkamp & Alice Hoogstad
TJIBBE VELDKAMP is the author of picture books, stories for young children and YA novels. Lemniscaat published his picture books 22 Orphans, Tom the Tamer, Bert, Get off the Crane! and But First I Caught a Monster (see page 13).. www.tjibbeveldkamp.nl ALICE HOOGSTAD is an illustrator of children’s books, which have been published in countries around the world. Some have been made into animated films. Monster Book, published by Lemniscaat, won the Golden Brush award for Best Illustrator. With Tjibbe Veldkamp she made the picture book Bert, Get Off the Crane!
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ISBN: 978-1-78807-048-5 | Binding: Hardback | Trim size: 23.4 x 34 cm | Extent: 32 pages | Age: 4+ | Price: £ 9.95 Publication date: February 2020
The Yellow Balloon Dematons •
The Yellow Balloon
Lovely watercolors portray a great and diverse planet teeming with life at all times of day and night. People and animals of every shape, color, size, and costume are seen, busy at work and play. As the yellow balloon floats through many time periods ancient, medieval, and contemporary and realms both natural and supernatural, young readers can also look for the small blue car, the fakir on his flying carpet, and the scoundrel in prison garb.
The Yellow Balloon
A delightful ride for armchair travellers
“A delightful ride for armchair travelers.” –Publishers Weekly
Writer and illustrator Charlotte Dematons infuses this picture book with an enchanting appeal. Lovely watercolours present a great and diverse planet, teeming with life at all times of day and night. People and animals of every shape, colour, size and costume are portrayed, busy at work and play. As the yellow balloon floats through several historical periods - ancient, medieval, and contemporary and through both natural and supernatural realms, young readers can look out for the small blue car, the fakir on his flying carpet, and the scoundrel in prison garb. BO ENG Paperback - The yellow balloon.indd All Pages
This fascinating story takes young readers on a lively and fun-filled journey around the globe. CHARLOTTE DEMATONS (b. 1957) was born in France and studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Ms Dematons has illustrated numerous children’s books for which she received many prestigious awards. Uniquely talented in picture-book art, Charlotte’s work is reminiscent of an old master, painted with loving care. With Lemniscaat Ltd she also published Let’s Go. 8
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ISBN: 978-1-78807-049-2 | Binding: Paperback | Trim size: 21.7 x 29 cm | Extent: 32 pages | Age: 4+ | Price: £ 6.95 Publication date: February 2020
The Boy and the Whale LIN DE FAAS
A delightful story about a majestic friendship.
THE BOY AND THE WHALE
A delightful story about a There was a boy who liked to spend all his time alone... majestic friendship … until something wonderful happened.
There was a boy who liked to spend all his time alone. But one day he fell asleep… l e m n i s c aat
In dreamlike images, Linde Faas tells the story of a chance meeting between a boy and a giant whale. The encounter makes the boy realise how wonderful it is to have:
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Someone to play with Someone to explore with Someone to be in awe of … to have a friend.
A lovely moving picture book that makes one long to read it over and over again… and to have a friend like the whale… LINDE FAAS graduated with honours at the art academy of Breda, the Netherlands. She works as an artist and animator of cartoons, and internationally as an illustrator. For Lemniscaat she illustrated, amongst others, the non-fiction titles Cola Fountains and Splattering Paint Bombs, and Spurting Arteries and Flooding Oceans with Jesse Goossens and her debut picture book Come with Me. WWW.LINDEFAAS.NL 10
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ISBN: 978-1-78807-050-8 | Binding: Hardback | Trim size: 24.5 x 32.7 cm | Extent: 40 pages | Age: 4+ | Price: £ 9.95 Publication date: March 2020
Tjibbe Veldkamp & Kees de Boer
But First I Caught a Monster Tjibbe Veldkamp & Kees de Boer
A short bedtime story… Short?
Tjibbe Veldkamp & Kees de Boer
This is a short story. Why short? You need to go to sleep. The story is about you. You went to sleep. End of story. Yes, but first I caught a monster. A monster?
Just watch. Every parent knows the drill: tuck in, well, okay, one story ideal book for every child that can never get enough of bedtime stories! then, but short…Theand so it starts.
This is a short story. Why short? You need to go to sleep. The story is about you. You went to sleep. End of story. Yes, but first I caught a monster. A monster? Just watch.
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A boy keeps outsmarting the parent who wants to finish the story. But in the end, the parent doesn’t want to stop narrating either. This picture book is not just for reading It is also a wonderful read-together book: the interaction between the hurried adult and the child, who pushes him to continue storytelling, will bring much joy. Kees de Boer brings a boy’s fantasy to life in a fun and unique way: monsters, soldiers, more monsters… Tjibbe Veldkamp wrote a story that continues forever. An ode to the imagination and the magical power of stories: the ideal book for every child that can never get enough of bedtime stories!
TJIBBE VELDKAMP is the author of picture books, stories for young children and YA novels. Lemniscaat published his picture books 22 Orphans and Tom the Tamer. www.tjibbeveldkamp.nl KEES DE BOER is an illustrator and cartoonist. His comics appear in all kinds of magazines. He has been illustrating children’s books since 1996. Tjibbe Veldkamp and Kees de Boer have worked together on numerous successful projects. www.keesdeboer.com
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ISBN: 978-1-78807-051-5 | Binding: Hardback | Trim size: 24.5 x 32.7 cm | Extent: 32 pages | Age: 4+ | Price: £ 9.95 Publication date: March 2020
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