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Bologna 2019

Foreign Rights Catalogue Van Halewyck

HALL 30 D34 - E33


Illustration from Why the woods have no windows, a storybook by Korneel De Rynck, illustrated by Joris Thys


Table of contents 5 Viktor – PICTURE BOOK – grants available 6

Pigeon –

PICTURE BOOK

– grants available

7 Oskar – PICTURE BOOK – grants available 8 Dance with me – POETIC PICTURE BOOK – grants available 9

Cycling –

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Sheep seeks money –

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Sheep seeks shoes –

PICTURE BOOK

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Sheep seeks green –

PICTURE BOOK

STORYBOOK 7+

– grants available

PICTURE BOOK

12 Is it okay to pet sharks? – NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOK WITH FOLDABLE PAGES 14

Sorry –

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Thank you –

PICTURE BOOK PICTURE BOOK

17 In love – PICTURE BOOK 19

Why the woods have no windows –

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My dog and me – NON-FICTION 9+

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The fox’s pranks –

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The Bear to Wammerswald –

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The Wammerswald Foundling – ILLUSTRATED, 9+ – grants available

STORYBOOK 8+

ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION 9+ ILLUSTRATED, 9+

– grants available

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Florian Oldblood – ILLUSTRATED, 9+ – grants available

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Vitus and a mystery as big as the universe

or maybe even bigger – ILLUSTRATED, 10+

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Oscar Cook – TRILOGY 11+

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Vic Falls Missions – SERIES 12+

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Here’s a question –

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Fille Folle –

ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION 10+

ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION 12+

– grants available


JACQ U E S & LI S E  are graphic designers. They are crazy about pretty vintage objects and each other. Their designs ooze a feeling of nostalgia and are characterized by a limited color scheme and surprising compositions. They hope to stimulate their readers to look at the world with wonder.


VIKTOR a picture book by Jacques & Lise

WINNER OF TWO GLOBAL I L LU S T R AT I O N AWA R D S: EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR VIK TOR GR AND AWARD FOR BEST I L L U S T R AT O R S O F 2 018 G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

Viktor is an amateur hunter who has been dreaming of shooting a cheetah for a long time. When he finally succeeds in turning his beautiful prize into a soft carpet, he is suddenly overcome by unknown feelings of empathy and remorse. In an effort to make amends for his selfish deed, the hunter thinks up a cunning plan, knowing he will have to sacrifice a lot to carry it through. A playful story full of surprising pictures and compositions with an ending you won’t forget.

– BE: €17,99 – Publication date: October 2018 – Sample translation and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 225 x 330 mm – Page extent: 48 – Picture book – Age 4 and up 5


PIGEON a picture book by Jacques & Lise

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• A story full of amazement, emotion, humor, and a whiff of surrealism. • A children’s book full of layers and subtle details, a must-have for old and young alike.

– BE: €17,99 – Publication date: October 2017 – Sample translation and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 300 x 230 mm – Page extent: 32 – Picture book – Age 6 and up 6

This beautiful picture book tells the story of an avid pigeon fancier. He is so wrapped up in his passion that he neglects everything and everyone around him. He only has eyes for his pigeons. As he gradually drifts from the path, his pigeon succeeds in getting him back on it.


OSKAR a wordless picture book by Jacques & Lise

G L O B A L I L LU S T R AT I O N AWA R D WINNER: GOLD AWARD FOR OSK AR G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE RIGHTS SOLD TO UNITED ARAB E M I R AT E S

Oskar is a very special toy dinosaur. A little boy got him as a gift one day and they’ve been inseparable ever since. When the boy suddenly loses his friend, he refuses to give in, and commences a quest for his dinosaur. It is the start of a wondrous adventure, where mountains are moved, seas are conquered and the two friends defy great peril!

• USP • An endearing and original visual children’s book. • A book on unconditional friendship filled with bravery. – BE: €17,99 – Publication date: October 2016 – Finished copies available – Hardcover, full color – 190 x 300 mm – Page extent: 32 – Picture book – Age 4 and up 7


DANCE WITH ME a poetic picture book by Karla Stoefs, illustrated by An Candaele

G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

Dance with me is the love story of Girl and Tree. A story in which branches and arms get tangled. On top of Tree, every morning starts with a cup of coffee. Girl offers one to Tree, and Tree enjoys it very much. But one day Girl gets sick. It’s clear that she’s suffering. And Tree is obliged to let her go. Now he’s suffering. In his sadness, he finds a way to keep the memory of Girl in his branches forever. A poetic story that doesn’t ask ‘why’ or ‘what if’, but merely shows loss and grief as a part of life. A book to give or read in times that leave you at a loss for words.

– BE: €18,99 – Publication date: September 2017 – Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 135 x 190 mm – Page extent: 64 – Picture book – Age 8 and up 8


CYCLING A storybook by Gregie De Maeyer

W I N N E R F L E M I S H S TAT E P R I Z E F O R YO U T H L I T E R AT U R E G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

When Bet has enough of her tricycle, she gets a real bike from the bicycle vendor. But it turns out that riding a bike is not as easy as she thought. She asks everyone she meets for help, but no one can be of assistance. Fortunately, grandma always knows a way... This book covers three stories: Fietsen (Cycling), Mama (Mommy) and In de put (In a hole).

‘Gregie De Maeyer translates the big existential questions for children in an unflinching and accurate way.’ – Jury report Flemish State Prize for Youth Literature

G R E G I E D E M A E Y E R  won the State Prize for Youth Literature for Cycling. Gregie De Maeyer, who died in 1998, is considered one of the most innovative and groundbreaking figures in Flemish youth literature. He was both a laureate writer and illustrator, as well as a leading book architect. In honour of the 20th anniversary of his death, three of his most famous books were republished in a new design by his son Peer De Maeyer.

– BE : €16,99 – Publication date: August 2018 – Sample translation and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 160 x 230 mm – Page extent: 144 – Picture book – Age 7 and up 9


E E F RO M BAUT  is a mother, writer, children’s coach and the creator of studio Sweetie Darling, design for kids. She was awarded 2nd place at the Children’s and Youth Jury and is internationally praised. E M M A T H YSS E N  is an independent illustrator and freelance designer of children’s books, travel and restaurant guides, kids collections and listening books. She received numerous awards for her work.

– BE : €15 – Publication date:

resp. March 2019, 2013, 2015

– Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 250 x 210 mm – Page extent: 40 – Picture book – Age 4 and up


SHEEP SEEKS MONEY a picture book by Eef Rombaut, illustrated by Emma Thyssen WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

In the age of online banking, the lack of financial literacy is a growing issue amongst children. This book addresses this matter through a heartwarming story.

Sheep needs money. And quite a lot, to be precise. The thing is, moth is really into diamonds and Sheep hasn’t got a penny to spare. He goes around asking different animals for advice on how to earn money. What about the wolf who inherited a lot of money? Or the pigeon who participates in international competitions? But is money going to help Sheep or will he only learn what’s truly important when it’s too late?

SHEEP SEEKS SHOES a picture book by Eef Rombaut, illustrated by Emma Thyssen WINNER SECOND PRIZE FLEMISH CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH’S JURY SECOND PRINT RUN RIGHTS SOLD: FRANCE, DENMARK, CHINA

An endearing book with witty illustrations on the quest for the perfect quartet of shoes.

Every animal seems to have a specific type of shoe. Chicken is a high-heeled chick, whereas Kitty just loves her slippers. Centipide kind of suffers from a shoe addiction. “But why are you not wearing shoes, Sheep?”

SHEEP SEEKS GREEN a picture book by Eef Rombaut, illustrated by Emma Thyssen SECOND PRINT RUN RIGHTS SOLD: CHINA

After moving to the city, Sheep misses his meadow. He embarks upon a quest throughout his flat to find green. But instead of uncovering a floor filled with grass, he meets his neighbors and discovers new colors, animals, numbers and even languages. And while he’s so immerged in his search, his neighbors have been working on a very special surprise. 11


IS IT OKAY TO PET A SHARK? a non-fiction picture book with foldable pages by Katrijn De Wit, illustrated by Inge Rylant and Laura Bergans

WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

Is it okay to pet a shark? Can penguins fly? Is there such a thing as grandma-snakes? And why are flamingo’s pink? Kids ask the best kind of questions. Is is okay to pet a shark? is the first book in a series of non-fiction for toddlers answering their everyday questions, this edition tackling the theme of animals. Every spread opens with a question, and when you flip open the page you get both a fantastical response as well as a scientific answer.

A colorful book encouraging readers to cherish the imagination of a child and look for the extraordinary in every day life.

– BE: €15 – Publication date: June 2019 – Sample translation available – Hardcover, full color, carton pages that fold open

– 195 x 235 mm – Page extent: 10 – Non-fiction picture book – Age 4 and up 13


S T E FAN B O O N E N  has published a series of well-known children’s books. Much of his work has been translated into different languages. With his humorous style, he knows how to captivate his audience. JAN VAN LI E R D E  studied animation and film. He has worked for the BBC and Ketnet, among others. Recently, he designed the figures and décor for Polska Warrior, a film directed by Camiel Schouwenaar. In the meantime, he has published several children’s books in Flanders and the Netherlands.


SORRY A picture book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Jan Van Lierde

WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

An endearing story about the hardest word in the world.

Poor little Marcus. His mother is angry with him. Just because he ate a tiny piece of pie. I mean, that’s hardly his fault now is it? And because he got a little bit dirty. No, not his fault, he couldn’t help it. Because he called her stupid. Well that’s – What can Marcus do to make it up to her? – BE: €17,99 – Publication date: January 2019 – Sample translation and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 300 x 230 mm – Page extent: 36 – Picture book – Age 4 and up 15


THANK YOU A picture book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Jan Van Lierde

BOO K TR AI LE R AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

So a girl falls from the sky and a ball crashes through a window. Someone somewhere accidentally cuts through an earlobe (eek) and there’s a spider on the run (yikes). An entire family is off sick and then there’s that guy who doesn’t like cake. And oh, then there’s the marriage – wait, there isn’t – but there’s definitely some dancing. Thank you is the story of one tall apartment building and a lot of grateful neighbors. The result is a tasty tale with freshly baked illustrations that will leave you wanting for more.

– BE: €17,99 – Publication:January 2018 – Sample translation and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 200 x 300 mm – Page extent: 36 – Picture book – Age 6 and up 16


IN LOVE A picture book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Jan Van Lierde

W I N N E R F LY I N G C O L O R S - A W A R D I N THE NETHERLANDS N O M I N AT E D F L E M I S H C H I L D R E N ’ S A N D YO U T H ’ S J U R Y 2 019 SECOND PRINT RUN BOO K TR AI LE R AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

A charming picture book on those first butterflies. ‘You’re in love, aren’t you?’ ‘Am not!’ ‘Are too! You are skipping. You are redonculously madly in love!’ ‘No way.’ Is he or isn’t he? The entire street, all the children in the area, no, the whole world wants to know. Is Louis in love? And with whom?

– BE: €17,99 – Publication: January 2017 – Sample translation and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 300 x 270 mm – Page extent: 36 – Picture book – Age 4 and up 17


KO R N E E L D E RY N C K  has published two non-fiction books for adults, won the Flemish Thesis Award and the Groene Waterman Audience Pick, and was a nominee for the VPRO Bob den Uyl Prize. His freely flowing style is critically acclaimed J O R I S T H YS  studied digital and graphic media at the Arteveld School before studying Graphic Design, specializing in Illustration, at the Art Academy in Ghent. In 2013 he won the Push Price for upcoming talent at the Puncturale of Ronse.


WHY THE WOODS HAVE NO WINDOWS a storybook by Korneel De Rynck, illustrated by Joris Thys

N O M I N AT E D F L E M I S H C H I L D R E N ’ S A N D YO U T H ’ S J U R Y 2 019 SECOND PRINT RUN WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

About the spider, who has lost her thread and receives help from an unexpected creature. About the salmon, who is tired of swimming. About the elephant, who would rather be a mouse. About the clash between a centipede and a grasshopper, the biggest conflict in the forest ever. And about the crow’s dark secret…

• Extraordinary stories that will captivate both young and old. • A collection of twenty-eight surprising and thought-provoking animal stories in the vein of Toon Tellegen. – BE: €16,99 – Publication: March 2017 – Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 170 x 240 mm – Page extent: 96 – Story book – Age 8 and up

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MY DOG AND ME a non-fiction book for dog lovers by Chris Dusauchoit

WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

Educating your dog is important, but it all starts with understanding how your dog thinks. This book helps little children understand how dogs smell, see and hear the world as well as how they talk to each other and to us. It shows them how dogs perceive us and what they expect from us, what they can and cannot feel and what they are able to think. Children Jonge kinderen leren nog voor ze echt kunnen praten dat de koe also insight in ‘woef the’ oforigin ‘beu’gain zegt, de kat ‘miauw’ en de hond ‘waf ’. En dat isof het dogs, dan, denk je. Maar honden zeggen veel meer dan alleen ‘waf ’, ze zeggen ook ‘grrr’ cycle en ‘piep’. Ze praten hun helebasic hondenlijf, van their life andmetthe princihet topje van hun neus tot het puntje van hun staart. Ze spreken met hun ogen, met hun lippen en tanden, met hun oren en zelfs met ples of a good training. hun haar. Je moet alleen goed opletten om het allemaal te zien, maar eens je het doorhebt is het veel makkelijker om ze te verstaan. Begrijpen wat hij zegt zal je een betere vriend maken van je hond.

Spreken met klank: blaffen Het spreekwoord zegt dat blaffende honden niet bijten, maar dat spreekwoord slaat de bal helemaal mis. Blaffende honden kunnen zeer zeker bijten! Maar sommige honden die bijten blaffen niet en veel honden die blaffen zullen niet bijten.

Growing up with a dog is a privilege. This book celebrates the unique friendship between dog and child.Als je honden nog niet zo goed kent,

denk je misschien al snel dat al dat blaffen hetzelfde betekent: vervelend lawaai en vaak veel te luid bovendien. Maar er is wel degelijk verschil tussen al het blaffen. Dat honden zo veel en zo vaak blaffen is best wel raar, want wolven doen het bijna nooit. En als ze blaffen, is het maar heel kort, terwijl een hond in de tuin desnoods de hele dag kan blaffen naar een bloem of een wolk of zelfs naar niets bijzonders.

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– BE: €21,50 – Publication date: March 2019 – Sample translation on demand, H oo fdstu k 2

finished copies available

C H R I S D U SAU C H O I T  is a bestselling author of books on dogs and a famous Belgian tv- and radiohost.

– Hardcover, full color – 205 x 260 mm – Page extent: 162 – Non-fiction for teenagers – Age 10 and up 20


THE FOX’S PRANKS an illustrated non-fiction book by Danny De Vos, illustrated by Arnold Hovart

WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

People behaving like animals? It happens. But what about the other way around? What? Animals doing weird stuff just like we do? Animals who lie, bully and steal? Or animals who pick their noses? I’m professor Fox and I can assure you: I found them! All over the world, as well as in my own garden. I assure you that after reading this book you won’t be able to look at animals in the same way.

• Marvelous and beautifully designed book. • Witty stories based on scientific facts.

– BE: €18,99 – Publication date: October 2017 – Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 190 x 285 cm – Page extent: 100 – Non-fiction for teenagers – Age 10 and up 21


S T E FAN BO O N E N  wrote his first book in 2000 and has published more than eighty works since. His work has been awarded with numerous prizes. TO M S C H O O N O O G H E  illustrates and draws animations. He has designed and created various concepts for children’s television and advertising campaigns. Tom Schoonooghe had his own segment on kids’ channel Ketnet presenting tips and tricks on drawing. His debut, Stop the thief!, earned him the Boekenpluim Award.


THE BEAR TO WAMMERSWALD a juvenile book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Tom Schoonooghe

G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

In fact, Jacob should have gone to his new school that Tuesday (the ninth already). But things didn’t work out – the Twotree company needed him. To look after animals with problems: A bear that dreamt about a place deep in the woods. A dog suffering from melancholy. And most of all: a kid who learned better when he wasn’t in class.

– BE €16,99 – Publication date: June 2018 – Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 150 x 230 mm – Extent: 136 pages – Children’s fiction – Age 9 and up

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The power of this book lies equally in the simplicity of the story, the slow ripple of events that somehow pass in the blinking of an eye, the well-worked out characters and the beautiful illustrations by Tom Schoonooghe. The duo Boonen-Schoonooghe has not created a book but a real story with all the necessary elements, as so many were in the past but are becoming increasingly rare nowadays. – Pluizer about The Wammerswald Findling


THE WAMMERSWALD FINDLING a juvenile book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Tom Schoonooghe G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE SECOND PRINT RUN R I G H T S S O L D T O : T U R K E Y, D E N M A R K

Even before noon, all of Wammerswald knew that a little girl had washed ashore. And that she’d polished off no less than seven pancakes at Mrs Karboes’s house. And that she’d forgotten her name. Just like someone who’d lost a sock or the hair on his head. And that she’d escaped – perhaps – and was a bandit’s daughter – perhaps – or a windswept princess – perhaps – or had carbuncles in her head … – BE €16,99 – Publication date: March 2011

– Sample translation

and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 150 x 230 mm – Extent: 168 pages – Children’s fiction – Age 9 and up

FLORIAN OLDBLOOD. ABOUT CODFISH, LIES AND THE MAFIA a juvenile book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Tom Schoonooghe G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

Floris grows up in a family that is as dull as ditchwater. He doesn’t mind terribly, as he is not really the flamboyant type. He hates giving class speeches; he would much rather fix bicycles. But then he is inducted into ‘the Family’, turning his life completely upsidedown. It suddenly revolves around crime and art robbery. He gets a mafia crash course inside a caravan! Threats are made, good advice is given. It might be better for him and for everybody to start over. How hard can it be? After all, you should be faithful to your family, and true to yourself. – BE €16,99 – Publication date: October 2015

– Sample translation

and finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 150 x 230 mm – Extent: 192 pages – Children’s fiction – Age 9 and up 25


VITUS AND A MYSTERY AS BIG AS THE UNIVERSE OR MAYBE EVEN BIGGER a juvenile book by Sofie Leyts

WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

• A critically acclaimed debut, authentically illustrated by the 10 year old son of the author. • ‘At times reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.’ – Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad on Vitus – BE €15,99 – Publication date: July 2018 – Sample translation on demand – Paperback, black & white – 140 x 215 mm – Extent: 344 pages – Children’s fiction – Age 10 and up 26

Vitus is smart. Not just school smart but smarter than all the school teachers put together. As long as it’s not about people, at least. You can’t add people up or measure them. That only makes his head explode. As the son of a mortician, Vitus likes his steady life. The dead always leave him alone. Well, not entirely. When he helps his father to go collect a body at a retirement home, he stumbles upon a mystery. The dead don’t seem as dead as he thought, and the living keep on vanishing into thin air. When his cousin Livia comes to stay with him for two weeks, his orderly little world becomes even more disturbed. Livia, the daughter of a number one spy, believes in predicting the future and in summoning up the spirits and is the complete opposite of her levelheaded cousin. They head off together to investigate the goings-on at the home. While they are unravelling the mystery, a terrifying omen appears in the night sky. Drool according to Vitus, doom according to Livia. Which one of them is right?


OSCAR COOK Exceptional events – Extraordinary events – Exceptionally extraordinary events

a trilogy for teens by Vera Van Renterghem

Oscar Cook is thirteen and living in a nursery home for the elderly. Not because he’s old (he’s, like he said, thirteen) but because his father is the managing director. At first Oscar strongly dislikes his environment and is embarrassed for sharing his home with these cursing and whining and farting old people. But then he meets Karel, Otto and Lise and discovers the magical connection that binds them. Not just any kind of magic, but a magic that enables him to travel through time. Together with his newfound friends and his soulmate Stiene he embarks on an adventure that will help him uncover the truth about his mother. But is he ready for what he might find? • The heartwarming tale of a boy trying to uncover what happened to his mother. • Incorporating historical events. • Spin-off in the making.

N O M I N AT E D F L E M I S H CHILDREN’S AND YO U T H ’ S J U R Y 2 019 WORLD RIGHTS AVAI L ABLE

– BE €15,99 – Publication date: resp. March 2017, September 2017, March 2018

– Sample translation on demand – Hardcover – 135 x 200 mm – Extent: 272 pages – Children’s fiction – Age 11 and up 27


VIC FALLS MISSIONS: THE BAOBAB’S SACRIFICE the first espionage novel by Kate Kriske COINED ‘THE NEW ALEX RIDER’ W I N N E R F L E M I S H C H I L D R E N ’ S A N D YO U T H ’ S J U R Y 2 018 SECOND PRINT RUN WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE F U L L E N G L I S H T R A N S L AT I O N AVA I L A B L E

Sixteen-year-old cadet and free runner Marcus Holme has been selected to become part of the Special Abilities Team (SPAT), a secret team of young spies. But when he breaks the rules at school, his transfer to the SPAT is put on hold and he has to spend the year at the Parability Centre (PAC). – BE €16,99 – Publication date: September 2016

– Full English translation available

– Paperback – 140 x 215 mm – Extent: 240 pages – Teens and young adult – Age 12 and up

In this school, half of the students have a disability and Marcus is not looking forward to spending six months with a ‘bunch of cripples’. But when he meets the mysterious young spy, Victoria Falls, and the PAC turns out to have a secret connection with the SPAT, Marcus does end up in a world of undercover operations after all.

VIC FALLS MISSIONS: THE EMPEROR’S ILLUSION the second espionage novel by Kate Kriske WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

After their assignment in Dubai, they’re left with a lot of questions. In search of answers, Suravi departs for South Africa, Marcus confronts his mother and Victoria once again comes face to face with the criminal Lech Volenski. A mysterious case takes them to Italy. With the help of the whole team, Victoria, Delphine and Marcus go undercover in the art scene. A world in which gigantic amounts of money pass hands and the mafia seems to be calling the shots.

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VIC FALLS MISSIONS: SNAKE FEVER the third espionage novel by Kate Kriske WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

When the investigation into the origins of a new drug leads to a re-education camp for young offenders in the jungle of Borneo, the Special Abilities Team. In this third part of the exciting Vic Falls Missions series, the members of the SPAT once again face numerous unresolved matters and unexpected challenges, where no one is who he or she seems to be. Who can they trust?

APRIL 2019: the start of the next trilogy

VIC FALLS MISSIONS: BLOODDANGER the fourth espionage novel by Kate Kriske When the members of the Special Ability Team return to school after their Easter break, things seem to finally quiet down. But what was that mysterious message about that colonel Henry received in Scotland? And why is David forced to break into the Pentagon, the HQ of the American army, during a hackers conference in Las Vegas? And why does master Hattori drop everything to rush back to his home country without an explanation? Issun saki wa yami.* *Expect the unexpected.

– BE €16,99 – Publication date:

resp. June 2017, May 2018, April 2019 – Sample translation on demand – Paperback – 140 x 215 mm – Extent: 240 pages – Teens and young adult – Age 12 and up 29


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– four star review in the national newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws


HERE’S A QUESTION WITH A SCIENTIFIC ANSWER

a Q&A-book by Bart Coenen and Stephanie Dehennin N AT I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

How does lava solidify? How much does a cloud weigh? Can a spider get stuck in its own web? Is it acceptable to still believe in German gods? Here’s a question brings together the best, most original and most imaginative questions and answers that have been submitted to the scientific platform ikhebeenvraag.be. Over the past years, scientists in all sorts of domains have answered over 15000 questions on the platform. Young and old come together to ask about biology, physics, languages, history, … Scientists with expertise in the domain in case provide answers directly. The book also allows scientists to relate how they fell in love with their area of expertise and why they feel it’s so important they share their knowledge with the public. – BE €19,99 – Publication date: September 2017 – Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 205 x 260 mm – Extent: 160 pages – Illustrated non-fiction – Age 12 and up

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We shouldn’t underestimate the new generation of teens, says Ilona Lodewijckx, author and founder of fillefolle.blog (@fillefollemagazine): ‘The dominant image, especially that of these teens, is that they are superficial and only have eyes for themselves or their social media. This is absolutely untrue. These young people really do have a voice and want to let the world hear it. All we do is give these voices a platform.’


FILLE FOLLE. A GIRL TO GIRL GUIDE TO KNOWING EVERYTHING a lifeguide by Ilona Lodewijckx, illustrated by Aurike Quintelier

G R ANTS AVAI L ABLE WO R LD R IG HTS AVAI L ABLE

Ready for some girl power? Fille Folle is young, badass, a bit mad at the world and – above all – the number one website for young girls today. Ilona Lodewijckx and Aurike Quintelier want their audience to read more about empowerment, activism and self-love, rather than get knocked out with news on how to get a beach body a.s.a.p. They want to show the voices of young girls who want more out of life. No-nonsense and without any taboo.

The single growing up book every mother wants to give to her daughter, because growing up is hard enough as it is.

– BE €19,99 – Publication date: September 2017 – Sample translation on demand, finished copies available

– Hardcover, full color – 140 x 190 mm – Extent: 232 pages – Illustrated non-fiction – Age 12 and up

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Illustration from Florian Oldblood, a children’s book by Stefan Boonen, illustrated by Tom Schoonooghe.


On the publisher VAN HALE W YCK aims to inspire, inform and relax today’s readers. Apart from children’s literature and young adults, this publishing house also offers narrative non-fiction: memoirs, lifestyle, essays, novels, topical themes and recent history. Van Halewyck is part of Pelckmans publishers. PE LCK M AN S PU B LI S H E R S offers a unique combination of educational, general and scientific publications and believes that this wide array of activities and its associated target groups, author contacts and internal specialists will result in stronger dynamics, increased knowledge and a more extensive relational network. Pelckmans Publishers is active on both the Flemish and Walloon market in educational publications. General and scientific publications are aimed at the Dutch-speaking market.


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Van Halewyck children's books & YA - Bologna 2019  

Van Halewyck children's books & YA - Bologna 2019