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CHILDREN’S BOOKS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bedtime for Crook Cat’s birthday - Cat goes to bed Ricky’s ghost book To and from the city Count with Otto Fox and Hare – Mess is fun! Fox and Hare and Owl’s shower Birthday with cake The Stilt-Walker Mister Cookie and the chewing gum bubble Mister Cookie writes a book: Martha Mister Cookie writes a book: Old Grandpa Waterman Mister Cookie writes a book: eight banana slices Heart wanted, lost and found Honky and Ponky on the moon - Honky and Ponky on the roaring hill Little Witch Elena About a little man who couldn’t sleep Little Adam Dressing up book for boys - Dressing up book for girls The Soap Knight Mrs Yes and Mr No Qrom – The Lighthouse

FIRST READERS’ BOOKS • • • • •

Fox and Hare. A real pig is tough Dog bites Wolf Hip and Pip meet Rat Joe and the pigeon rescue Chicken Lucas and the words

9+ • • • •

Lola and Daddy Paul How to make a friend How to make time First time in love

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS • • • • • •

Charlemagne I think it was love How I killed the beast inside my head Jacob’s head Birdie I wish


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200 x 200 mm | 14 pages full colour illustrations board book with flaps and fold-out page age group: 2+ all rights available

Bedtime for Crook Tjibbe Veldkamp illustrations Kees de Boer • A colourful board book with picture flaps • An amusing story full of surprises • A new adventure for Copper and Crook Crook is in prison. Copper is making sure Crook does not escape. It is bedtime. Crook has to go to sleep, but does not want to. What has he got in his hands? Is that the key to the door? Behind each flap you can discover another practical joke played by Crook.

Tjibbe Veldkamp is the author of a whole range of picture books. His work has been translated into numerous languages and has been well received by both public and press. His book Copper and Crook was awarded the ‘Zilveren Griffel’. Kees de Boer has 20 years of experience as a cartoon artist. Together with Veldkamp, he created the successful children’s books Little monkey’s big peeing circus, Copper and Crook and Mimic apes.

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160 x 160 mm | 16 pages full colour illustrations board book age group: 2+ all rights available

Cat’s birthday Cat goes to bed Pieter De Poortere • The adventures of little ghost Ricky and his cat • Recognizable themes for young children • Simple and stimulating pictures for the youngest Cat is tired, it is time to go to bed. But where is her cuddly mouse? Together with Ricky she looks for it everywhere. In the fridge, under the carpet, in the bath and in the dark attic. But they can’t find mouse. Ricky offers to spend the night with Cat and guess what they find in her basket?

It’s Cat’s birthday. Ricky has a present for her. What could be in the box? Is it a cake, a swimsuit, a warm scarf or a little bird? Maybe she can eat it? Cat rips open the wrapping paper with her teeth. What is inside is even more fun than she had imagined. Pieter De Poortere has worked as a freelance cartoonist since 2001. He is especially celebrated for his cartoon Boerke, which appears weekly in Focus Knack.

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253 x 340 mm | 16 pages full colour illustrations board book age group: 3+ all rights available

Ricky’s ghost book Pieter De Poortere • Colourful cardboard book by cartoonist Pieter De Poortere • Lovely, stimulating look-and-search illustrations • Solid large scale cardboard book, perfect for young hands Ghosts come to life at night, but can you find little ghost Ricky and his cat in the day-pictures?

Pieter De Poortere has worked as a freelance cartoonist since 2001. He is especially celebrated for his cartoon Boerke, which appears weekly in Focus Knack.

The illustrations alternate between day and night. Gradually, children will discover more characters and hidden things. Can you find the cat, the mailman and the elephant? And where is the dragon hiding? Even Superman and Santa make their appearances. This book without text stimulates the youngest to create their own stories.

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255 x 340 mm | 34 pages full colour illustrations board book age group: 2+ all rights available

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To and from the city Tom Schamp • A compilation of two titles of the internationally successful Otto series • Much more than a bind-up: a remix with even more things to see! • A ‘loop book’ which can be read in all possible directions: even upside down and back to front

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Otto drives back and forth and Otto in the city in one volume. In the morning you head for the city with Otto and in the evening you go back home with him. Travelling with him in the beautiful drawings you arrive in the city via a village, a roundabout and a highway. You discover the skyscrapers, visit a museum and enjoy an ice-cream in the park with Otto.

The illustrator constantly surprises us with funny details, visual jokes and smart references. – The jury of the Boekenpauw on Tom Schamp’s work. Tom Schamp illustrates books, magazines, posters, stamps, calendars, cd-covers, etc. He is very successful both at home and abroad.

A funny book, plenty of cars, trucks, traffic jams, pedestrians and funny situations. The elaborate drawings are full of details so that every time you open the book there are new scenes to discover!

Italian, Hungarian and Chinese rights sold

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253 x 253 mm | 24 pages full colour illustrations hardcover board book with flaps age group: 2+ all rights available

Count with Otto Tom Schamp • A delightful, fun-filled counting book, with plenty of visual surprises • These rich, colourful pages will give hours of pleasure to toddlers aged 2 and over • With a large fold-out page Otto and his dad go out for a drive. They see 1 car 2 bears 3 strong builders 4 brand new second-hand cars 5 fully loaded lorries …

Otto in the snow is a wonderful book to fill up those long journeys to your winter sports location, since each rich, colourful page offers as much pleasure as the last. (…) The Otto books will also last and last: toddlers aged two and over can look at them, and the more you know of the world, the more there is to discover inside. – De Standaard

Count with Otto is bursting with brightly coloured cars, trucks, tractors and tow trucks. It is the ideal gift for both boys and girls, who will constantly make new discoveries within its pages.

Tom Schamp illustrates books, magazines, posters, stamps, calendars, cd-covers, etc. He is very successful both at home and abroad.

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253 x 340 mm | 16 pages full colour illustrations board book age group: 3+ all rights available

French, Danish, Swedish rights sold

Fox and Hare – Mess is fun! Sylvia Vanden Heede illustrations Thé Tjong-Khing • The Fox and Hare board book series have sold over 30,000 copies so far • By the successful author Sylvia Vanden Heede and Thé Tjong-Khing, winner of the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize 2010 • Fox and Hare’s book of Spring It’s Spring. Hare opens the windows.

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‘Look at the mess you’ve made!’ she yells. ‘It’s time to spring-clean the house, Fox!’ Fox doesn’t feel like cleaning. But Hare replies: ‘Everything too big or too small has to go. I want you to try on everything.’ It’s Spring and Hare wants to clean the house. All the old mess has to go! Owl has also cleaned his closet and brings along a box of clothes. They play dress up and both Fox and Owl want to be a knight. In the end Fox and Hare keep Owl’s clothes and Owl gets the old mess of Fox and Hare.

Sylvia Vanden Heede has written over 20 books for children and young adults which have all been enthusiastically received. The first book in the Fox and Hare series, published in 1998, has received no less than 7 prizes, among which the ‘Boekenleeuw’ and the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Her book Fox and Hare and the thief of Eek was awarded the ‘Zilveren Griffel’. In 2010, Wolf and Dog received the ‘Vlag en Wimpel’ prize. Thé Tjong-Khing is one of the Netherlands’ most talented and well-known illustrators. The Dictionary of Fox and Hare received the prestigious ‘Gouden Penseel’. Where is the cake?, the first book in the successful Cake series, received the ‘Woutertje Pieterse’ prize and the ‘Zilveren Penseel’. In 2010 he was awarded the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize for his entire oeuvre.

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235 x 340 mm | 16 pages full colour illustrations board book age group: 3+ all rights available

Fox and Hare and Owl’s shower German rights sold

Sylvia Vanden Heede illustrations Thé Tjong-Khing • The Fox and Hare board book series have sold over 30,000 copies so far • By the successful author Sylvia Vanden Heede and Thé Tjong-Khing, winner of the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize 2010 • Fox and Hare’s book of Summer Owl is writing a poem under a tree. It is hard work. There comes Hare. ‘It’s going to rain!’ she yells. ‘Quickly, go inside!’ ‘Aha!’ Owl laughs. ‘I’ve got it! I am an owl and I am in a shower.’ ‘That is not a rhyme’, Fox says. Owl is trying to write a poem but he doesn’t really know how to rhyme. It starts to rain and Fox, Hare and Owl go inside. There is a big storm and Owl still can’t find words that rhyme. Only when the storm passes and they all go outside again does Owl find the perfect words for his poem.

Sylvia Vanden Heede has written over 20 books for children and young adults which have all been enthusiastically received. The first book in the Fox and Hare series, published in 1998, has received no less than 7 prizes, among which the ‘Boekenleeuw’ and the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Her book Fox and Hare and the thief of Eek was awarded the ‘Zilveren Griffel’. In 2010, Wolf and Dog received the ‘Vlag en Wimpel’ prize. Thé Tjong-Khing is one of the Netherlands’ most talented and well-known illustrators. The Dictionary of Fox and Hare received the prestigious ‘Gouden Penseel’. Where is the cake?, the first book in the successful Cake series, received the ‘Woutertje Pieterse’ prize and the ‘Zilveren Penseel’. In 2010 he was awarded the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize for his entire oeuvre.

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245 x 285 mm | 32 pages full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ Korean, German, South-African (Afrikaans), French and English rights sold

Birthday with cake Thé Tjong-Khing English, German, French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish (Spain & Latin-America), Catalan, Chinese, South- African, Taiwanese, Italian, Turkish rights sold

• Where is the cake? was elected ‘Best Picture Book of the Year’ at the Children’s Book Fair in Mexico and has sold over 150,000 copies • Rights of this series have been sold to over 15 countries! • In 2010 Khing was awarded the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize for his entire oeuvre Mr and Mrs Dog have baked a delicious cake for a birthday party. But they will not be able to start the celebration straight away. The elaborate scenes in this book depict the journey of the cake, but also the mystery of the stolen necklace, the morning walk of the chameleon and the search for Bunny’s party dress.

Thé Tjong-Khing is one of the Netherlands’ most talented and well-known illustrators. The Dictionary of Fox and Hare received the prestigious ‘Gouden Penseel’. Where is the cake?, the first book in the successful Cake series, received the ‘Woutertje Pieterse’ prize and the ‘Zilveren Penseel’. In 2010 he was awarded the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize for his entire oeuvre.

In Thé Tjong-Khing’s celebrated Cake series, several adventures happen at the same time. Gradually, children will discover more and more storylines. This book without text will stimulate the youngest to create their own stories.

English, Japanese, German, French, Hebrew, Danish, Korean, South-African, Spanish (Latin-America), Chinese, Polish rights sold

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240 x 337 mm | 40 pages full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ all rights available

The Stilt-Walker Mattias De Leeuw • An impressive debut • An imaginary trip around the world from an original perspective • Why a powerful story does not need words

A man sits alone in his hut. Curious to know what is behind the horizon, he sets off on a journey. He strides through forests, deserts and icy plains on tall stilts. The reader follows him, seeing penguins sliding on the ice, cowboys on horseback ...

Mattias De Leeuw studied illustration design at Sint Lucas Antwerp. He illustrates for journals (e.g. Knack Weekend, Nest and Blikopener) and in 2010 he won the Ronse Picturale competition for young talent.

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210 x 250 mm | 32 pages 933 and 547 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ all rights available

Mister Cookie and the chewing gum bubble Mister Cookie writes a book: Martha South-African rights in option

Lorraine Francis illustrations Pieter Gaudesaboos • New titles by award winning talent Pieter Gaudesaboos • The cookie shaped covers have been awarded the ‘Plantijn-Moretus’ people’s choice award • Adorable, colourful illustrations

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In Mister Cookie and the chewing gum bubble Little Chocolate wants to break a world record. He wants to blow the largest chewing gum bubble ever on roller skates. If only that goes well… A hilarious book about wanting to be the best. Trapped in a big sticky pink bubble Chocolate and his parents, Mister Cookie, Happy Paper, the Big Boss of the World Record Bureau and the entire crew of TV Banana rolled into the street. Bob! Bob! Bob! ‘Can you get us out of here?’ Happy Paper reached out to Mister Egg and Martha, Mister Cookie’s best friend. My story has to reach the newspaper in time!’

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When Mister Cookie and his friends clean up the house of their deceased aunt Martha, they find all sorts of things that remind them of the great times

they had with her. An intimate and comforting book about cherishing memories. ‘Last year Martha and I bought this magic box! ABRACADABRA! Out of the magic hat came a bird, and then another, and another… Until we were surrounded by a flock of birds. This magic box will always make me think of my dear friend’, Grandpa Waterman said. Pieter Gaudesaboos works as an illustrator, designer and author. He is famous for his rough and intriguing style. He was awarded the ‘Boekenwelp’ and the ‘Boekenpluim’ multiple times. In 2008 he received the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’ for Linus. Lorraine Francis works as a librarian and writes picture books. She organises reading events and workshops.

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210 x 250 mm | 32 pages 806 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ all rights available

Mister Cookie writes a book: Old Grandpa Waterman Lorraine Francis illustrations Pieter Gaudesaboos • A new book in the Mister Cookie writes a book series • By acclaimed illustrator Pieter Gaudesaboos • A heart-warming tale about growing old Old Grandpa Waterman is looking for a job, but it’s not easy when you’re as old as he is. “Oh dear... I’m too old to run after thieves at night”, sighed Old Grandpa Waterman. “I had better look for another job”, he thought, as he shuffled home. He trudged past the bakery, where the baker was already at work. Perhaps I can help him, thought Old Grandpa Waterman. I love cookies and cakes. “When I was a child”, he said to the baker, “I always helped my mother when she baked cakes.” His efforts to help the baker also end in disaster. The oven goes up in flames. Then it turns out that there is one thing that Grandpa Waterman is good at: putting out fires!

The unusual illustrations by Gaudesaboos lift this book beyond the ordinary. He skilfully handles the tensions between recognition and alienation, between graphical abstraction and narrative visualisation. (…) We are looking forward to seeing more of those cookies. – De Morgen on De kauwgumballenbel/ The Chewing Gum Bubble Pieter Gaudesaboos works as an illustrator, designer and author. He is famous for his rough and intriguing style. He was awarded the ‘Boekenwelp’ and the ‘Boekenpluim’ multiple times. In 2008 he received the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’ for Linus. Lorraine Francis works as a librarian and writes picture books. She organises reading events and workshops.

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210 x 250 mm | 32 pages 708 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ all rights available

Mister Cookie writes a book: Eight banana slices on a world tour Lorraine Francis illustrations Pieter Gaudesaboos • Eight banana slices go on a world tour; just one slice stays at home… • With wonderful illustrations by the talented Pieter Gaudesaboos • Published in the shape of a cookie Eight banana slices go on a world tour; one stays at home but he is not sad about it. He listens to his favourite music and reads a book, makes a film and invites his friend out. What about the other slices? They keep the stay-athome slice informed about their adventures!

Pieter Gaudesaboos works as an illustrator, designer and author. He is famous for his rough and intriguing style. He was awarded the ‘Boekenwelp’ and the ‘Boekenpluim’ multiple times. In 2008 he received the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’ for Linus. Lorraine Francis works as a librarian and writes picture books. She organises reading events and workshops.

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250 x 250 mm | 120 pages ca. 3,000 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ Hungarian rights sold

Heart wanted, lost and found Eef Rombaut illustrations by Emma Thyssen • Wonderful debut by Eef Rombaut and Emma Thyssen • A book on divorce, co-parenting and love • Straight from life and from the heart The King sighs. It is time to find a prince for his daughter Princess. But the big yellow dinosaur who lives under Princess’ balcony won’t let any prince in. There comes knight Starwars. ‘I will beat the big yellow dinosaur! Then I will marry Princess.’ He beats his chest and fires a magical beam. But the big yellow dinosaur is not afraid of star beams. He smiles and… bites off the arm of the knight.

This is how a crazy story on the modern search for love begins: marriage that ends up in divorce and new relationships that bring along co-parenting. Realistic but covered with a sauce of knights, dragons and princesses. Heart is Eef Rombaut’s first story. The story is based on her own life and secretly the character of Princess is her alter ego. Besides living in a palace, Eef is a mother, educational trainer and founder of Sweetie Darling, a designer store for children. Emma Thyssen is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She created the imagery for the story of Princess. Her distinctive style is known from the successful book Listomania.

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198 x 258 mm | 112 pages 16,507 and 18,349 words duotone illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ all rights available

Honky and Ponky on the moon Honky and Ponky on the roaring hill Jac Linders illustrations Lie • Sweet comforting bedtime stories, perfect for first readers and for parents to read aloud • Beautiful, original drawings by Lie • Wonderful re-editions of two successful picture books of the 70s and 80s Honky and Ponky on the moon King Bomb takes a little walk. He is king of the gnomes of the Beech Forest. His golden crown shines. He is happy. Life is merry and the gnomes are doing exactly what they are supposed to do. They work hard, but have a lot of fun too. They laugh, dance and sing with the birds in the trees. Almost nobody ever causes trouble. That is to say… Two of them make him worry from time to time. They are called Honky and Ponky.

The bulky storybooks grant hours of reading fun. For over fifty years Jac Linders wrote books for children and young adults. He created over 130 books, among which the books about Honky & Ponky and Luuk & Lonneke. Lie (Godelieve Schatteman) illustrated and wrote several children’s books from the 60s till the 80s. She is renowned for the books about the little dog Floppy.

Honky and Ponky on the roaring hill Beech Forest trembles and shakes! All the gnomes are gathered in the market around the mushrooms. The ground is trembling. The trees swish wildly. King Bomb looks very worried. He looks pale. The animals of the forest run around nervously. The birds are hiding in the trees. ‘Didn’t I tell you!’ gnome Rompy says. ‘We are finished. Why did giant Roar have to choose our Beech forest?’ ‘O dear, o dear’, gnome Buck whines. ‘I wish Honky and Ponky were here..’ Kasteelstraat 97 | b-8700 Tielt | Belgium | t +32-51424211 | f +32-51401152 www.lannoo.com | contact liesbeth.debruyne@lannoo.be or gunther.spriet@lannoo.be


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Mariette Vanhalewijn en Jaklien Moerman

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De kleine heks Elena

240 x 240 mm | 40 pages 1,860 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 3+ all rights available

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Mariette Vanhalewijn met illustraties van

Jaklien Moerman

De kleine

heks Elena

Little Witch Elena Mariette Vanhalewijn illustrations Jaklien Moerman • A new title in the Lannoo Retro series • Familiar story about a naughty little witch • Reworked text Little Witch Elena is clever, but she is easily distracted. She regularly does the kind of magic that her mother is not pleased about. One day she goes too far and her mother sends her out into the world of people as a punishment. She is not allowed to return until she has done something good for someone. This turns out to be easier said than done, because most of the time people help her! “Let there be … a swarm of flies”, whispered Elena. She crossed her fingers in a strange way. A moment later twenty flies were buzzing around the room. “Well done”, giggled Elena. “And now: twenty spiders!” Suddenly there were twenty spiders crawling around. They began to weave a web to catch the flies.

“Psst! Elena!” It was Matsie, Elena’s best friend, tapping on the window. “Are you coming out? We’ve found a hollow for our club.” The little witches had long been looking for a place where they could try out spells and perform horrible magic. Elena took her hat and broom and ran outside. A moment later the two little witches were whizzing over the forest on their broomsticks. Not long afterwards Elena’s mother discovered the flies and spiders in the house. She was furious. Two flies had already got into the soup… Mariette Vanhalewijn was a journalist and a successful author of children’s books in the 70s and the early 80s. Jaklien Moerman was a famous illustrator of picture books. She also designed postcards and calendars

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198 x 258 mm | 112 pages 14,649 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 4+ all rights available

About a little man who couldn’t sleep Chinese rights sold

Mariette Vanhalewijn illustrations Jaklien Moerman • Thrilling picture book about the adventures of a young boy who can’t sleep • Sweet bedtime stories for first readers or for parents to read aloud • Bestseller from the 80s available again Wiebe has trouble sleeping. So he goes to see the doctor who prescribes him some pills. But Wiebe doesn’t believe in sleeping pills. That means he’s back to counting sheep, stars, flowers, numbers… And the raindrops that fall tick-tick-tick down the drain pipe. He counts and counts, until he finds himself in the drain pipe. ‘Hey!’ shouted a shining raindrop. ‘What are you doing here?’ ‘Me? O… well… I don’t know. I was in my bed. And I couldn’t sleep. And then I started to count raindrops.’ ‘Why do you want to sleep? It’s a shame to waste your time in bed.’ ‘But, at night you are supposed to sleep…’ the little man tried to explain.

Suddenly a raindrop wearing a police cap was sitting on the drain pipe. ‘I will write you a ticket! I will write you a ticket!’ he grumbled. ‘You don’t belong here! You don’t belong here!’ ‘Don’t mind him’, the raindrop said. This is how a long, exciting journey begins, that combines both fantasy and reality. A sweet bedtime storybook by Mariette Vanhalewijn that makes you dream about oceans, adventures in the park and trains with secret destinations. Mariette Vanhalewijn was a journalist and a successful author of children’s books in the 70s and the early 80s. Jaklien Moerman was a famous illustrator of picture books. She also designed postcards and calendars.

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240 x 240 mm | 60 pages 1,543 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 5+ Korean and Chinese rights sold

Little Adam Mariette Vanhalewijn illustrations Rita van Bilsen • Little Adam was published for the first time in 1983. It was a milestone for picture books • Surprisingly up-to-date content and illustrations • Awarded the ‘Boekenleeuw’ and the ‘Staatsprijs voor Jeugdliteratuur’ I think I will draw a new world, Adam says looking around. I will put my broom right here. This will be the centre of the earth. That should be a good start. First, I draw a line: this is the equator. And then I draw a big circle: that is the earth. Little Adam is not happy with the way the world is. It’s too busy and too noisy. He sweeps it all down the drain and starts afresh using his coloured pencils. He draws flowers and birds and trees and children. But in the end the new world doesn’t look quite as he had expected!

This book was highly rated because of the artistic illustrations and the fragile look. – Marita Vermeulen in Buiten de lijntjes gekleurd. Mariette Vanhalewijn was a journalist and a successful author of children’s books in the 70s and the early 80s. Rita van Bilsen was famous for her impeccable drawing skills and the way she brought the feeling of a story to her drawings.

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195 x 240 mm | 80 pages 10,000 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 4+ all rights available

Dressing up book for boys Dressing up book for girls Hilde Smeesters • How to become a knight, a princess or a ninja warrior • With step-by-step do-it-yourself instructions • Full of practical tips What could be more fun than dressing up? Getting under someone else’s skin… imagine yourself as a superhero, a villain or a fairytale character… Fantastic! These dressing up books offer children all kinds of practical ideas about dressing up. You don’t have to buy clothes to dress up, you can just make them yourself !

After graduating from the VUB, Hilde Smeesters worked in various media organisations, in the marketing department at first and later as a journalist. She has written general human interest articles and worked for tourism and food editors of publications including Libelle.

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135 x 185 mm | 128 pages 6,626 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 5+ all rights available

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De met illustraties van

Mattias De Leeuw

The Soap Knight

Kristien In-‘t-Ven illustrations Mattias De Leeuw • The amusing adventures of the cleanest knight in the world: Sir Roger De Sein Tro Pee • Go dragon hunting with Roger in a contemporary Don Quixote story • With stunning illustrations by promising young illustrator Mattias De Leeuw The soap knight is called Roger. He spells it: Roger de Sein Tro Pee. Friend and foe call him the soap knight. Because he is so clean. Many knights stink. They do not wash. Or only once a year. The soap knight loves washing. He is brave and clean as well. He likes cleaning his castle. You can eat off the floors. He likes gardening too. He likes tidying up. And he likes fighting. But not just now.

The holidays are too short. The King has asked the soap knight to slay a dragon on the Blue Mountain. He wants to do it for the beautiful Princess Lies, but he is not the only one who wants to marry the Princess! Will it be the soap knight or Count Grey who slays the Dragon… and is there really a Dragon? Kristien In-’t-Ven studied sociology and philosophy. She works as a freelance journalist and copywriter. In 2003 she made her debut with De apotheker heeft liefdesverdriet/The Chemist is Lovesick. Mattias De Leeuw studied illustration design at Sint Lucas in Antwerp (graduating in 2011). He illustrates for journals (e.g. Knack Weekend, Nest and Blikopener) and in 2010 he won the Ronse Picturale competition for young talent.

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225 x 327 mm | 32 pages 785 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 4+ all rights available

Mrs Yes and Mr No Pieter van Oudheusden illustrations Inge Bogaerts • A large picture book full of life about Mrs Yes and Mr No • Colourful illustrations by Inge Bogaerts, winner of the Dutch Art Award • Valuable lessons on being an optimist Mrs Yes loves life, to her the glass is always half full. To Mr No it is half empty, always. One morning Mrs Yes doesn’t feel like coming out of bed. She has become Mrs No. Mr No decides to do everything it takes to cheer her up, even if that means becoming Mr Yes. ‘Do you remember the day we got married?’ Mrs Yes asks. ‘What did you say?’ ‘Yes, I do’, Mr No says. ‘Exactly’, Mrs Yes says. ‘You can do it. If you want.’ …

‘Did you do all of this for me?’ Mrs No asks. She is starting to feel a little bit like Mrs Yes again. ‘Yes’, Mr Yes says. ‘I did all of this for you.’ And again he says: ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ What a lovely word that is! Three letters, but what a difference! Pieter van Oudheusden was a student at the art academy in Rotterdam. He writes stories and cartoons for adults and children. He also works as an editor for the children’s magazine BoekieBoekie. Inge Bogaerts studied illustrative design at Sint Lucas Antwerpen. She works as a freelance illustrator for several magazines and publishers (Weekend Knack, Okkie and BoekieBoekie). In 2008 she received the Dutch Art Award.

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De Kronieken van Qrom

210 x 280 mm | 96 pages 6,012 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 5+ all rights available

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DE VUURTOREN Stephan Dierickx & Judith Vanistendael

Qrom - The Lighthouse Stephan Dierickx illustrations Judith Van Istendael • Film-style graphic story with illustrations by acclaimed comic strip author Judith Van Istendael • The text and images together create a unique reading experience • Beautifully presented in a half-linen binding Everything is bent over on the island of Qrom. Because of the biting cold wind, the people walk bent over, the trees grow bent over and the birds fly bent over. The island lies forgotten in the immense ocean. No one ever goes there. The islanders have been living isolated from the rest of the world for a hundred years. The lighthouse at the top of the island was turned off a hundred years ago.

Stephan Dierickx studied philosophy and works as a cultural policy coordinator for a Brussels municipality. Judith Van Istendael has a Master’s degree in art studies from UGent. After a postgraduate course in Seville she finally decided to concentrate on drawing. She took a course in Graphic Narration at Hogeschool Sint-Lukas in Brussels.

Life is deadly boring there, until one day a chest washes up on the beach that will change everything. Inside is a lamp for the lighthouse! When the lighthouse is turned on, foreigners will visit the island for the first time in a century. But is everyone happy about that?

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Fox and Hare. A real pig is tough Sylvia Vanden Heede illustrations Thé Tjong-Khing

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• Brand new adventures of Fox, Hare, Owl, Boar, Feather, Rob and Mermaid • A new textbook with Fox and Hare by the award winning duo Sylvia Vanden Heede & Thé Tjong-Khing • Funny and fascinating stories for first readers Look at Boar! He looks very tough! He is wearing sports tights. ‘Who wants to wrestle?’ he asks. ‘I want a pretzel!’ Fox yells. But Boar says: ‘You are so stupid! You can’t eat wrestle. It’s a sport.’ … ‘Look what I’ve got’, Boar says. Proudly he shows his arm. There is a heart on it. A heart with an arrow. ‘Are you in love?’ Mermaid asks. ‘Not yet’, Boar replies. ‘But I will be soon.’ With a minimum of grammatical complexity, Sylvia Vanden Heede creates a complete story full of enthusiastic language pleasure. […] Fox and Hare are unrivalled in their genre. Literature for eternity. – Jury report ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’ 2008

Sylvia Vanden Heede has written over 20 books for children and young adults which have all been enthusiastically received. The first book in the Fox and Hare series, published in 1998, has received no less than 7 prizes, among which the ‘Boekenleeuw’ and the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Her book Fox and Hare and the thief of Eek was awarded the ‘Zilveren Griffel’. In 2010, Wolf and Dog received the ‘Vlag en Wimpel’ prize. Thé Tjong-Khing is one of the Netherlands’ most talented and well-known illustrators. The Dictionary of Fox and Hare received the prestigious ‘Gouden Penseel’. Where is the cake?, the first book in the successful Cake series, received the ‘Woutertje Pieterse’ prize and the ‘Zilveren Penseel’. In 2010 he was awarded the ‘Max Velthuijs’ prize for his entire oeuvre.

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135 x 185 mm | 96 pages 8,300 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 6+ all rights available

Dog bites Wolf Sylvia Vanden Heede illustrations Marije Tolman Korean, Russian and South-African rights sold

• A new adventure for Wolf and Dog • A delightfully naughty story by the acclaimed author of Fox and Hare • With amusing illustrations by Marije Tolman “This is Pup”, says the boss. “He’s a pedigree keeshond. I bought him for you. Now you have a friend. Aren’t you happy?” Dog says nothing. He looks at Pup. He sniffs at Pup. He feels a growl in his throat. But he swallows it. “Be nice, Dog”, says the boss again. “Yes, boss”, says Dog. And he gives Pup a lick. Yuck! That tastes horrible! But Dog does it again. Then the boss sees how friendly he is. So friendly! There is no dog as friendly as Dog. A new friend for Dog and Wolf !

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Sylvia Vanden Heede has written over 20 books for children and young adults which have all been enthusiastically received. The first book in the Fox and Hare series, published in 1998, has received no less than 7 prizes, among which the ‘Boekenleeuw’ and the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Her book Fox and Hare and the thief of Eek was awarded the ‘Zilveren Griffel’. In 2010, Wolf and Dog received the ‘Vlag en Wimpel’ prize. Marije Tolman was awarded the ‘Vlag en Wimpel’ prize for her illustrations of the Missy Mouse series. Her book The treehouse was awarded the prestigious ‘Bologna Ragazzi Award’ in 2010 and it was featured on the shortlist of the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’.

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135 x 185 mm | 112 pages 8,990 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 6+ all rights available

Hip and Pip meet Rat Loes Hazelaar illustrations Richard Verschraagen German rights sold

• A brand new story for first readers starring the sweet dogs Hip and Pip • Perfect for first time readers or for parents to read aloud • Beautiful illustrations by Richard Verschraagen

Together with Eve, Hip and Pip visit the city. There they meet Rat. He wants to hit the streets at night with Hip. If only that ends well… Hip is in the garden. He runs in the grass. He’s got news! Rat is here! Pip is near the gate. Bor is there too. ‘Bor, I brought you a cookie from the city,’ Pip says. And I brought Rat, Hip thinks. But he doesn’t say it out loud. It sure is going to be fun with the four of us, Hip thinks. It has to be..

The short, fluent sentences are perfect for first readers. Loes Hazelaar writes books for adults, as well as for children. She is fascinated by what makes young people cross boundaries. With her first book An overdose of love, she won the ‘Debuutprijs’ of the Kinder- en Jeugdjury. Richard Verschraagen was a primary school teacher for many years, so he knows exactly what kind of drawings children appreciate. Later on he graduated in applied graphics and became a professional illustrator.

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130 x 180 mm | 128 pages 7,682 words full colour illustrations hardcover age group: 6+ all rights available

Joe and the pigeon rescue Chicken Evelien De Vlieger illustrations Noëlle Smit • An amusing sequel to the acclaimed Joe and the pigeon (Boekenwelp award) • An exciting tale for new readers • With colourful illustrations by Noëlle Smit Joe’s mother fancies a fresh egg, so she buys a chicken. But the chicken doesn’t lay an egg. Joe’s mother gives the chicken one more week, then it must go in the pot. Joe and the pigeon won’t let this happen. Joe runs into the kitchen. “Mum! An egg!” He lifts up the egg. Just feel it. It is still warm! “Didn’t I say so?” laughs Dad. “That the chicken would lay an egg.” Mum picks up the egg. “So she has!” she says. “Mmm, I will boil it now. And then I will tap the top and cut it off. Delicious!” She turns the egg over in her hand. Then she looks at Joe. “What are those numbers doing there?” Joe goes red. “What?” he asks. But he can already see it. There is a stamp on the egg. “Nice one Joe”, says Dad. “Did you do that? With your stamp set”? Joe hears Mum laugh. “Haha. You’re a right one.” She puts him on her lap. “You nearly

had me there. With your warm egg…” “Does Chicken have to go in the pot now?” asks Joe. “Now it’s not her egg?” “We’ll see,” says Mum. Evelien De Vlieger writes in a unique and remarkably fluent style. Whether she is writing for teenagers, in-betweeners or young children, it is always exactly right. She delights in playing with false expectations and ingenious links. – De Morgen on Joe and the pigeon Evelien De Vlieger writes books for children of all ages: picture books, factual books and story books. Noëlle Smit studied illustration design at Utrecht School of the Arts. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 1999.

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140 x 210 mm | 40 pages 2,781 words black-and-white illustrations hardcover age group: 7+ German rights sold

Lucas and the words Carli Biessels illustrations Wolf Erlbruch • Lovely story about a special boy who has trouble reading and writing • Very recognizable theme for everybody who is starting to read • By award winner Carli Biessels

The children in class are learning to read. First the easy words, then some difficult words too. Everything is going well until Lucas discovers he can’t read nor write the word s h e e p. Nobody understands it, not even the teacher.

Carli Biessels is an educationist and worked as a children’s psychiatrist. She wrote some art history books and several children’s books. In 2010 she received the ‘Woutertje Pieterse’ prize for her youth novel Juwelen van stras.

Back in the classroom Lucas drew the head of doctor Mastman next to the word sheep in his notebook. He explained to Mrs Irene why he had done that. Mrs Irene thought it was a little sloppy, she said, a head in the middle of letters. But when Lucas told her he did that to help the letters, she agreed. Lucas was so thrilled he made an extra effort to write the next word: dog.

Wolf Erlbruch is a famous German illustrator. His work was awarded several times.

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135 x 185 mm | 192 pages 25,685 words black-and-white illustrations hardcover age group: 8+ all rights available

Lola and Daddy Paul An Verstraete illustrations Anna-Karin Garhamn • The funny adventures of a stubborn girl and her father • A heart-warming story full of humour

Daddy Paul, Lola’s father, is a bus driver. He takes people on daytrips, but somehow every time something unusual happens. Paul suddenly has to make a U-turn or the whole bus faces a bear. One day Lola’s father decides to make a trip for more than one day. To Paris. Lola is excited. But what happens next is even more unexpected than the unexpected. Daddy Paul’s travel coach is shiny blue. Each window curtain has a different colour. The chairs are covered with soft, red velvet. In a corner are a coffee machine and a refrigerator and of course there is a radio. Daddy Paul must have a hundred records. ‘Music!’ Lola says, climbing in the bus. ‘It’s too early for that.’ Daddy Paul sits down in the driver’s seat and puts his newspaper on the steering wheel. In the chair next to him Lola is jumping up and down. For a minute she is quiet. Daddy Paul sips his coffee. ‘Shall we take a ride?’ Lola looks at him with eyes wide open.

An Verstraete studied classical languages. She works as a performer and text writer for theatre. She has played in major Flemish theatres such as Vooruit, Kaaitheater, Zuiderpershuis and Minard. Lola and Daddy Paul is her first book for children. Anna-Karin Garhamn is a Swedish illustrator. She lives in Belgium but still works for major Swedish publishers. Lola and Daddy Paul is her first book with a Belgian publisher.

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170 x 230 mm | 80 pages 5,769 words full colour illustrations integral binding age group: 9+ all rights available

How to make a friend? Evelien De Vlieger illustrations Wendy Panders • A funny story about a boy who literally wants to make a friend • An interactive do-it-yourself book • The newest creation of an award-winning author Felix’s mum sends him to a summer camp where he won’t know anyone. When he expresses his concern, she tells him that he will make a friend. Felix is intrigued: how can he make a friend? 6 days before the camp, he starts to experiment in his notebook. He draws body parts for a new buddy and he even tries to invent a recipe. Eventually, when he comes back home, he has discovered that making a friend is actually a piece of cake! This original book is conceptualised as a notebook and collage by Felix. In a quirky manner he goes on a quest to create a friend and he lets the reader participate! In this book, you can cut out clothes and body parts for your friend and sow them together. Or you can try a recipe for a friend (it contains forget-menots, fabric softener, hair detangler and laughing gas) or a construction manual (using a balloon, a pan and a bike wheel!). Join Felix in his quest to make a friend!

Evelien De Vlieger writes books for young and older children: picture books, informative books and novels. Her novels Staying over and Knit with me were nominated for the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Knit with me was also nominated for the ‘Gouden Lijst’. Wendy Panders works as an illustrator and graphic designer for magazines and newspapers. In 2009 she made her debut as an illustrator of children’s literature.

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170 x 230 mm | 80 pages 14,004 words full colour illustrations integral binding age group: 9+ Korean rights sold

How to make time Evelien De Vlieger illustrations Wendy Panders • Sequel of the celebrated How to make a friend • A funny story about a boy who literally tries to make time • A fascinating resourceful book designed like a scrapbook Felix has to visit his aunt, but he has no time, he says. His mother tells him to make time, but how do you do that? Again Felix starts by making lists.

We put in large beads. Enormous beads.’ ‘Why would we do that?’ ‘Because they slow down time,’ granddad says.

List of things that waste time picking your nose all afternoon instead of getting it all out at once taking a bath (actually all the time you spend in the bathroom) school (except the breaks) doing homework waiting for the computer to start up shoes with laces instead of Velcro: why do they even still make these things (and why did his mother buy them time and time again)? sleeping (you spend a third of each day in bed, so by the time you turn ten you have lost three years) … ‘Let’s build a sundial!’ ‘But there is no sun today, granddad.’ ‘That’s true. Maybe an hourglass? That also indicates time.

This original book is conceptualised as a notebook and collage by Felix. In a resourceful way he goes on a quest to create time and makes the reader participate. Felix invents a time machine, a clock that ticks counter-clockwise and experiments with the grandfather clock in the hall. Join Felix in his quest to make time! Evelien De Vlieger writes books for very young and slightly older children: picture books, informative books and novels. Her novels Staying over and Knit with me were nominated for the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Knit with me was also nominated for the ‘Gouden Lijst’. Wendy Panders works as an illustrator and graphic designer for magazines and newspapers. In 2009 she made her debut as an illustrator of children’s literature.

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165 x 225 mm | 120 pages 33,110 words two colour illustrations hardcover age group: 9+ all rights available

First time in love Loes Hazelaar illustrations Heleen Brulot • Irresistible new series for girls aged 10 to 12 • Much more than a story: a book full of tips, quizzes and general knowledge • Richly illustrated by Heleen Brulot Vita finds a love letter after school. It’s lying all of a sudden on her desk in the classroom. There is no name at the bottom, just an X. From that moment everything changes. Vita becomes a real detective, looking for X. She is helped by her best friend Wietse and her naughty dog Poets. Will she unmask X?

Loes Hazelaar writes for both children and teenagers. Her teenage novels are realistic, contemporary and exciting. Her children’s books are graphic, familiar and amusing. For the first book, Een overdosis liefs/An overdose of love, she won the debut prize in the Jonge Jury (Young Jury) competition in 2006. Heleen Brulot was trained in illustration at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. She lived in Africa with her family for 10 years. She worked in Tanzania and later in Zimbabwe. Now Heleen lives and works in the Netherlands.

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140 x 210 mm | 368 pages 118,000 words paperback age group: 12+ all rights available

Charlemagne Agave Kruijssen • A new historical novel by Agave Kruijssen • Interwoven historical and mythical stories about the Emperor Charlemagne • A wealth of history and culture, presented in the form of a compelling story The young Tjerk travels to the court in Aachen, ostensibly to serve the new Emperor Louis. His mother has given him a secret mission and no one must find out who Tjerk really is: Theodoric, the young bastard son of the former Emperor Charlemagne.

So dangerous in fact that he ends up under lock and key. What will become of Tjerk’s secret mission now? And who was the real Charlemagne? Agave Kruijssen studied Dutch and later ran her own text agency. Now she works full-time writing books for young people.

In Aachen Tjerk becomes the right-hand man of Master Einhard, who is writing a book about the Emperor Charlemagne. Tjerk is given the task of collecting stories about Charlemagne. In this way he meets Charlemagne’s favourite daughter Berthe and Duke Elegast, the ‘Emperor’s shadow’. Tjerk embarks on the quest for a secret that no one must find out and makes a dangerous discovery.

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140 x 210 mm | 224 pages 66,652 words paperback age group: 12+ Italian, German and French rights sold

I think it was love Kathleen Vereecken • An original historical novel in a delicate style • The protagonist integrates many philosophical and literary layers • A successful novel which has won the ‘Boekenleeuw’

In the 18th century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote influential books on education, but he brought his own 5 children to an orphanage. I think it was love tells the story of how the life of his son might have been. Leon grows up in an adoptive family in which only his new sister takes care of him. When she dies, he travels to Paris to discover literature, love and the identity of his father. In a sensitive and delicate style, Vereecken manages to enthral her readers. Leon is one of the most disarming protagonists youth literature has to offer. This cheeky, yet vulnerable survivor longs for love but rejects it at the same time. He holds on to life with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and stories. This original story has been very successful and has been awarded the ‘Boekenleeuw’.

We award a historical youth novel which uncovers the secrets of history and uses them to create an original and emotional story. We also applaud the novel’s psychological strength and its philosophical and literary layers, which never endanger the plot. – Jury report ‘Boekenleeuw’ Kathleen Vereecken has written several youth novels and is known for her beautiful, illustrative language. For her novel All colours grey, she was nominated for the ‘Gouden Uil’. She has also written Goose bumps on your skin and butterflies in your belly and The greenhouse effect or why does our earth warm up? For I think it was love, she won the ‘Boekenleeuw’.

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170 x 225 mm | 96 pages 15,000 words two colour illustrations hardcover age group: 12+ all rights available

How I killed the beast inside my head 23 ways to not be invisible Mieke Versyp illustrations Trui Chielens • Diary of a teenager trying to find herself and find her place in a family that is falling apart • A touching and at times hilarious coming-of-age story Talula. That’s my name. I am 12, nearly 13. In my family there are three children older than me and three who are younger. Oz is the oldest, then comes Orange, then Splinter, then it’s me, and then Feelfree, Happy and Mystery. We are a close family, that’s what our mother always says. Although it’s not quite clear to me who belongs and who doesn’t. It’s always so busy here. It’s hard being the fourth child in such a big family. Nobody sees me. But that does have its advantages too. This is how Talula’s revealing diary begins. She is growing up in a difficult home situation: her mother’s various partners are coming and going all the time, the house has seen better days and overcrowd-

ing and constant changes have made their mark on each of the children. Under these difficult circumstances, Talula is trying to find her own way. Mieke Versyp is house and production dramaturgist at Kopergietery. Together with Pieter Gaudesaboos and Sabien Clement she created the book Linus, which won the ‘Gouden Uil’ prize for youth literature and received a Boekenwelp award. Trui Chielens studied illustration at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. Before she caught the drawing bug, she was mostly involved in music.

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140 x 210 mm | 176 pages 50,894 words hardcover age group: 11+ all rights available

Jacob’s head Evelien De Vlieger • A compelling novel on the boundaries between sane and insane • A story of growing up • Written by the award winning author Evelien De Vlieger

Jacob is a shy dreamer of eleven. When his mother is appointed director of the psychiatric center Het Leliehof, they move to the premises. A different school, a new house, which is not really fit to be a home, and the environment … Jacob has a difficult time adjusting. He gets acquainted with one of the patients, Mr Radboud and with Mira, the rebellious daughter of one of the patients. As weeks pass by he gradually realizes how sick Mr Radboud really is, but in the process starts doubting about his own mental health. When his mother leaves for a congress, a series of events leads to an escalation and he is hospitalized.

De Vlieger has a talent for creating tough yet charming characters. – Pjotr van Lenteren in De Volkskrant on ‘Knit with me’ Evelien De Vlieger writes books for young and older children: picture books, informative books and novels. Her novels Staying over and Knit with me were nominated for the ‘Gouden Uil Jeugdliteratuurprijs’. Knit with me was also nominated for the ‘Gouden Lijst’ in 2010.

For weeks Jacob had thought everything would be alright in Leliehof. There was nothing big that made him waver, there were just little things. Nevertheless, he suddenly did start to doubt some things. Imagine that I should have to stay here, for ever, he thought.

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140 x 210 mm | 336 pages 93,616 words hardcover age group: 11+ all rights available (English right excluded) Full English manuscript available

Birdie Laure Van den Broeck • An unusual crossover novel, told from teenage and adult perspectives • A story built on intriguing characters, brimming with humour and suspense Beatrice Munday, nicknamed Birdie, is fifteen and quietly struggling with the absence of her father. She lives alone with her mother Felicity in a seaport on England’s south coast. Felicity had Birdie at a very young age, and being impulsive, irresponsible and obsessed with her looks, she sometimes seems less mature than her shy, withdrawn daughter. Moreover, she has a sneaky lover with whom she is secretly planning to start a new life in Spain. Worried about her reaction, she hasn’t found the courage to tell Birdie about any of it. A sudden hiccup from Felicity’s past throws things into a jumble: on the island where she grew up, her father has passed away.

The day of the funeral comes around, and Birdie, Felicity, her estranged sister Alice and Felicity’s lover set out to make the pilgrimage to the island. Tensions start to broil, slumbering emotions stir awake and a massive storm whips things to a head... Birdie opens doors for teenage readers that generally stay shut, and displays a depth of psychology that is unusual on YA-shelves. From the very beginning to the end, a small cast of intriguing characters sweep the reader along in a tale of inarticulate first love, fundamental loneliness, with a great deal of miscommunications along the way. Laure Van den Broeck won a ‘Boekenwelp’ (the runner-up of the ‘Boekenleeuw’, the award for Best Children’s Book in Flanders) for her first YA-novel, The Seventeenth Summer of Maurice Hamster. She lives in Southampton, UK, where she works part-time at October Books, an independent co-operative bookshop.

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230 x 300 mm| 96 pages full colour illustrations hardcover German rights sold French rights in option

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IK WOU Portretten door

Ingrid Godon

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Toon Tellegen

I wish … Ingrid Godon and Toon Tellegen • Luxury gift book • Illustrations by the award winning illustrator Ingrid Godon • Poetical texts by the renowned Toon Tellegen Sometimes I would like to have a best friend, Someone who is inseparable and to whom I Could pour out my heart, and he his heart to me. A friend who thinks just like me and lifts me up, While I lift him up. Conquer the world together, or change it. Or leave it like it is. My best friend.

Ingrid Godon is an internationally known illustrator. Her books have been published in different languages and she has won many awards, such as the ‘Boekenpauw’. Toon Tellegen is a successful author, known worldwide for his animal stories about the ant and the squirrel.

A series of powerful children’s portraits by Ingrid Godon inspired Toon Tellegen to write a number of short poetical texts. Every single one of them is a reverie or message from the point of view of the person in the portrait.

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