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Frankfurt 2019

Frankfurt 2019

Recent titles sold to several countries

An enchanting board book about friendship that features a diverse range of children.

10+ Lampie and the Children of the Sea An enchanting fairytale adventure about a brave girl who learns to stand on her own two feet.

A colourful and inspiring picture book that shows a vegetable garden throughout the year.

10+ The Blue Wings

A touching story about the friendship between two brothers.

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4+ Little Fox

4+ In the Garden

1+ Playing Until It Gets Dark

A heart-warming picture book about a brave young fox, who relives the first months of his life in a dream.

10+ Catfish

A cinematic page-turner about fake friends, real gangsters and a chicken called Beyoncé.

14+ Ironhead

A gripping historical novel about a girl in Napoleon’s army.

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QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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Frankfurt 2019

Bart Moeyaert – winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019

Rights sold: German (Hanser), French (La Joie de Lire), Italian (Sinnos), Swedish (Lilla Piratförlaget), Latvian (Petergailis Publishing House), Turkish (Can) English sample translation available

Rights sold: Swedish (Lilla Piratförlaget), Serbian (Obodsko Slovo), African (Protea), German (Hanser), Italian (Rizzoli), Korean (JoongAng Books), Russian (Samokat), Simplified Chinese (Jieli through Grayhawk Agency)

Rights sold: Swedish (Lilla Piratförlaget), Spanish (Ediciones SM Mexico), Italian (Salani), German (Hanser) Danish, English and French translations available

Rights sold: French (La Joie de Lire), Italian (Sinnos), Serbian (Obodsko Slovo), Simplified Chinese (Jieli through Grayhawk Agency)

English and French translations available

‘Bart Moeyaert’s condensed and musical language vibrates with suppressed emotions and unspoken desires. He portrays relationships at crisis point with a cinematic immediacy, even as his complex narratives suggest new ways forward. Bart Moeyaert’s luminous work underscores the fact that books for children and young people have a self-evident place in world literature.’ Citation of the ALMA-jury

www.bartmoeyaert.com @bartmoeyaert @bartmoeyaertdotcom @bartmoeyaert

Frankfurt 2019 8+

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Middle-grade fiction

Middle-grade fiction

Middle-grade fiction

Anna Woltz

Abdelkader Benali

Simon van der Geest

Shark Teeth

My Brother and I

The Project – or how I got lost in the jungle

• An exciting and touching story • By Gouden Griffel winner Anna Woltz • Written for the National Children’s Book Week, with a print run of 582,000 copies

• An exciting and engaging story • Stimulates thinking about artificial intelligence • Written for the Dutch Month of Philosophy

• Gripping, touching and funny • By two-time Gouden Griffel winner Simon van der Geest • About the search for a biological father • With plenty of illustrations by Karst-Janneke Rogaar

Atlanta has a crazy plan. For the most important journey of her life, she needs twelve slices of bread, four bananas, her night braces and some Christmas lights. She’s only just set off when she crashes into Finley’s bike. Finley has run away from home and only has two shark teeth with him. Was meeting him bad luck for Atlanta – or was it perhaps good luck?

It’s the hottest day of the summer holiday. Amira has finally managed to persuade her brother Adam to go to the swimming pool with her, although he says it’s not good for him. Adam has a great time, but then he starts to act strangely. He comes out with nonsense and talks about an upset system. What’s up with Amira’s brother? Abdelkader Benali has written an exciting story that will make readers think. In this age of technology and robots, what is the difference between real and not real?

Eva has to do a project for biology on a subject that she wants to find out more about. She picks ‘biological fathers’ as her subject, because she knows absolutely nothing about her own biological father. Her mother, the famous singer Silla Locks, is keeping her lips firmly sealed. The more Eva gets into the subject, the more certain she is that she wants to see her father. Even if it means that she has to go all the way to Suriname. Van der Geest travelled from Paramaribo to the heart of the Surinamese rainforest to do research for this book.

Paperback | 12.5 x 20 cm | 80 pages Published in March 2019

Hardback | 13.5 x 21.5 cm | 296 pages To be published in November 2019

English sample translation available

Paperback | 12.5 x 20 cm | 96 pages Published in September 2019

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS Contact details for Flanders Literature:

Contact details for the Dutch Foundation for Literature:

Flanders Literature, Generaal van Merlenstraat 30,

Dutch Foundation for Literature, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89,

2600 Antwerp, Belgium

1018 vr Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lien Devos, lien@flandersliterature.be

Agnes Vogt, a.vogt@letterenfonds.nl, phone + 31 20 520 73 00

and Elise Vanoosthuyse, elise@flandersliterature.be


Frankfurt 2019

Frankfurt 2019

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Early readers

Early readers

Joukje Akveld & Sieb Posthuma

• A funny story about the power of the imagination • Appealing for children who are just learning to read • Illustrated by Dutch master illustrator Sieb Posthuma

Olle Was Sure He Didn’t Need Glasses Olle’s sister is always bored when they’re out and about. Olle can’t understand why: there’s so much to see! Bison with sharp horns, acrobats in red jackets, super-smart pirates… But what Olle sees on the board at school is not what his teacher wants him to see. You need glasses, she says. She always thinks she’s right, just like his sister. Because Olle is sure that he doesn’t need glasses!

click here to preview this title Olle keek naar zijn zus. Zijn zus die het zo vaak beter wist. Eigenlijk, dacht Olle, heb ik best een domme zus. Een slome boot. een slome boot?! Ploink-piep-knor. Een piratenschip, dat was het. Met superslimme piraten…

…die precies snapten wat je met domme zussen moest doen.

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Edward van de Vendel & Floor de Goede

Miss Unicorn

Ayla takes part in the preliminary round of the big Miss Unicorn contest, but the jury doesn’t think she’s suitable. Just because she’s a zebra and not a horse! Jules, Tinker and Swing, and Meep the seahorse aren’t allowed to take part either. So the rejected contestants put their heads together and come up with a plan. Because everyone should have a fair chance to become Miss Unicorn! But will it work? Hardback | 14 x 20 cm | 128 pages Published in June 2019

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Early readers

Early readers • A detective story with a surprising twist • Funny and colourful illustrations by highly acclaimed illustrator Jan Jutte

A Thief on the Street!

While Jan spends the whole afternoon watching television, all kinds of things happen out on the street. Someone steals a bit of his neighbour Rose’s cake. His neighbour Mo’s meatballs vanish without a trace. And so do his neighbour Mees’s pancakes. And every time there’s a trail of crumbs leading to Jan’s house. How can that be? Who is the thief?

Jan is stoer Jan ziet het meteen: brood op de vloer. De zak die kapot is. De katten die heel snel naar buiten glippen. De hond die half in zijn mand ligt. Hij likt zijn bek af en kijkt naar Jan. Alsof hij zeggen wil: ik ben heel lief.

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In het begin van de middag zeggen ze niet veel. Maar oma brengt de taart. En mini-koekjes voor Miep. Dus dan klinkt er gesmak. En opeens zit iedereen te praten. Over hoe lang een eenhoorn-hoorn moet zijn. En welke kleur. Over strikjes en speldjes voor in je haar. Over de verkiezing. En over de jury.

‘An exuberant, crazy story in which themes such as friendship, exclusion and equality are addressed in a subtle way.’ – jaapleest.nl

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Hardback | 14 x 20 cm | 56 pages Published in August 2019

Anke Kranendonk & Jan Jutte

• An irresistible story about a talent contest – and unicorns! • A plea for acceptance and equal opportunities for everyone • Written by versatile author Edward van de Vendel

‘Ha!’ zegt Jan. ‘Ik heb je! Nu weet ik wie de dief is. Wie de dieven zijn!’ Hij loopt naar de mand van Sjaak. Die kijkt zoooo braaf naar Jan. Om zijn bek zitten kruimels brood. ‘Ja ja,’ zegt Jan. ‘Kijk maar niet zo braaf. Je bent een boef.’

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Maranke Rinck & Martijn van der Linden

• Part 1 in a series • A hilarious story about a giant piece of popcorn with an explosive character • Lots of illustrations, with words and pictures that work together

Bob Popcorn

When Ellis makes popcorn in the microwave one day, something strange happens. One of the bits of corn doesn’t pop, but instead gets bigger and bigger and grows arms and legs and a face. The corn man is called Bob, and he’s not the easiest of guys. He doesn’t sleep, eats everything in sight and is pretty moody. After a while, Ellis decides that she’s had enough. Bob has to go, but how do you get rid of a giant piece of living popcorn who has temper tantrums?

click here to preview this title Ik maak echt supergoeie popcorn. Toch doe ik niks bijzonders. Gewoon, precies wat op het pak staat.

‘The fun bursts off the pages – and it’s contagious.’ – jaapleest.nl

Stap 1 Leg een zakje mais in de magnetron. Stel de juiste tijd in.

Stap 2 Wacht rustig af tot alle korrels zijn gepoft.

Stap 3 Doe de popcorn in een kom.

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Hardback | 14 x 20 cm | 48 pages Published in June 2019

Hardback | 14 x 20 cm | 160 pages Published in August 2019

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

To be published in March 2020

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS Contact details for Flanders Literature:

Contact details for the Dutch Foundation for Literature:

Flanders Literature, Generaal van Merlenstraat 30,

Dutch Foundation for Literature, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89,

2600 Antwerp, Belgium

1018 vr Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lien Devos, lien@flandersliterature.be

Agnes Vogt, a.vogt@letterenfonds.nl, phone + 31 20 520 73 00

and Elise Vanoosthuyse, elise@flandersliterature.be


Frankfurt 2019

Frankfurt 2019

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Illustrated stories

Picture book

Toon Tellegen & Carll Cneut

• New animal stories by Toon Tellegen • Beautifully illustrated by internationally renowned illustrator Carll Cneut • The perfect gift for readers of all ages

The Sea-of-Firefly Toon Tellegen’s animal stories continue to surprise and delight readers, touching their emotions and making them think. In Tellegen’s tales, the simple little firefly can transform into the sea-of-firefly and the stalks on the giraffe’s head can decide that they can manage perfectly well without the giraffe from now on. Carll Cneut has been longing to illustrate Tellegen’s animal stories for some time. Now his wish has come true. And the results are amazing!

Sample translation available de pad

Rights under option: English (uk), English (us), Spanish, German, Italian, French, African

Misschien, dacht de pad, komt er een dag waarop er niets meer is om boos over te worden. Hij zat voor zijn huis aan de rand van het bos. Het was een grijze middag en af en toe regende het. Regen, dacht hij, daar kan ik heel goed boos over worden. Maar als het dan ophoudt met regenen als ik net goed boos aan het worden ben… Hij krabde achter zijn oren. En als ik nooit meer iemand tegenkom die niet opzij wil gaan voor mij… Als ik nooit meer overgeslagen word als iedereen een stuk taart krijgt…

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Hardback | 19 x 27 cm | 80 pages Published in September 2019

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Anna Woltz and Ingrid & Dieter Schubert

To the Wolves

Hardback | 22 x 26 cm | 32 pages Published in June 2019 6+

Illustrated poetry

Picture book • Sparkling poetry for readers of ten and up • Accessible and original • Masterfully illustrated by Martijn van der Linden

What to Do If You Stumble on a Hippopotamus

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What do you do if you don’t know what to draw? If you don’t have a favourite animal? If you’re in love with a boy, or maybe a girl? After reading the poems in this collection, which are often funny and sometimes sensitive, you’ll know exactly how – and how not! – to handle all kinds of situations.

Hardback | 19.5 x 26.5 cm | 64 pages Published in May 2019

Sample translation available

wat je moet doen als je helemaal alleen in een zwembadje bent

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Je bént niet alleen. Het badje ligt op je te wachten. Zie je dat zachte heen-en-weer-geduw van haar water? Dat zijn haar zenuwen, want, even later, als jij op het trapje stapt zou ze het liefst in haar handen klappen: ‘Daar is er weer één!’ Ze heeft alleen geen handen. Ze ligt slap achterover in een bak, met randen. En o, ze vindt je zo mooi, ze zou je wel willen opgooien, optillen, aan de bomen laten zien, aan de wolken, aan de hemel misschien, maar haar armen zijn doorlaatbaar, haar liefde is doorwaadbaar. Jij spartelt en woelt, en zij voelt dat ze je al bijna weer moet laten gaan. Nog even, dan zul jij opnieuw op dat trapje staan, en zij zal proberen je terug te trekken, maar ze is al van je af aan het lekken. Zo gaat dat met badjes – niks aan te doen. Thuis ruik je nog het chloor van haar zoen, maar ja, je hebt haar verlaten. Dus nu je nog hier bent, diep in haar huid, moet je iets doen om het goed te praten: Fluisteren. Fluisteren, met je lippen nét boven haar uit: ‘Morgen kom ik terug om te plonzen. En dan laat ik je hart met een bommetje bonzen.’

‘Cheerful and inventive – a sparkling collection.’ – Trouw

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• A touching story about growing up and the importance of a listening ear • By the author of the award-winning Lampje (English: Lampie and the Children of the Sea)

The Tree with the Ear

A little boy can’t wait for school to be over so that he can tell someone the exciting news he discovered today. But his parents are at work and everyone else is too busy to listen to him. In the park, he hears that there is an ear in the very tallest tree of all. An ear that really listens... ‘Schaap and Hopman have really brought out the poetry in each other.’ – NRC Handelsblad

English translation available

De wind suisde langs hun snuiten. De vacht van Fabeltje wapperde. Zijn zachte oren flapperden. De spekwangetjes van Benjamin dansten.

Annet Schaap & Philip Hopman

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De jongen ziet de boom meteen. De allerhoogste. Dat moet hem zijn. Zijn takken lijken wel tot in de wolken te reiken, geen vijf mensen samen kunnen zijn stam omspannen. Groot en groen rijst hij op uit de struiken. De boom met het oor. Ik ga toch niet tegen een boom praten, denkt de jongen. Dat doet niemand. Maar hij voelt zijn verhaal en hoe graag het eruit wil. Als hij door het gras naar de boom loopt, gaat daar, bij zijn voeten, ook de langzame rij droevige kevers. Zij zien de jongen niet, de jongen let niet op hen.

Hardback | 21 x 28 cm | 56 pages Published in May 2019

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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Fabeltje doesn’t like his owners’ new toy at all. It’s allowed to do everything he’s not allowed to do – and it can’t even sit properly! One night, he decides that he’s had enough, and he sneaks up to the cradle. He takes Benjamin to the wolves. But when they get there, Fabeltje is suddenly not quite so sure about his plan...

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Edward van de Vendel & Martijn van der Linden

• An enchanting picture book about the arrival of a new baby • With magical illustrations • The first collaboration of two award-winning creators

QUERIDO CHILDREN’S BOOKS Contact details for Flanders Literature:

Contact details for the Dutch Foundation for Literature:

Flanders Literature, Generaal van Merlenstraat 30,

Dutch Foundation for Literature, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89,

2600 Antwerp, Belgium

1018 vr Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lien Devos, lien@flandersliterature.be

Agnes Vogt, a.vogt@letterenfonds.nl, phone + 31 20 520 73 00

and Elise Vanoosthuyse, elise@flandersliterature.be

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