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Sabine Ludwig (Author), Susanne Göhlich (Illustrator)

Die fabelhafte Miss Braitwhistle

Vol. 1

The Fabulous Miss Braitwhistle

Ludwig at her very best! Now school is being turned upside down

Class 4a is notorious throughout the school. A for “absolute nightmare” is what everyone calls it and class teacher Mrs Dove is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. To make matters worse, the school inspector announces a visit to the school and on the morning he’s due to come, the children are delighted to see Mrs Dove turn on her heel just outside the school gates. Of course, Class 4a erupts into chaos straight away, but then along comes Miss Braitwhistle, the exchange teacher from Newcastle upon Tyne. She takes charge of lessons and always stays as cool as a cucumber, even when faced with 4a. And the children suddenly discover that school really can be fun. They’ve never had a teacher like Miss Braitwhistle before. With her, they study the subject of blood circulation standing on their heads, the indoor swimming pool is turned into an ice rink, a horse comes to tea and Miss Braitwhistle even has a recipe for making the saddest dog in the world happy again. The pupils all agree: Miss Braitwhistle is simply fabulous and even the headmaster, Mr Fishley, is seen to smile for the first time.
But one morning, Mr Fishley comes into the classroom to tell the children that it’s time for Miss Braitwhistle to go back to Newcastle upon Tyne. He is clearly just as sad about this as the children, but they decide to take Miss Braitwhistle at her favourite words – wait and see –and cannot help believing that their favourite teacher will soon be back.

A modern Mary Poppins story, enchanting and humorous. With lots of illustrations by Susanne Göhlich.

  • Recommended age: 8 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7915-1239-6
  • Published: 01.08.2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Dressler Verlag
Author
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Sabine Ludwig

Sabine Ludwig was born in Berlin, has been writing children’s stories for the last 30 years, and is now one of Germany’s most successful children’s authors. She has received many awards for her books, as well as for her public readings. Her novel Hilfe, ich hab meine Lehrerin geschrumpft [Help, I’ve Shrunk my Teacher] was made into a film in 2015. Sabine Ludwig also translates from English...

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Illustrator
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Susanne Göhlich

Susanne Göhlich was born in Jena in 1972. She began drawing while studying art history in Leipzig and has never looked back. She works for various publishers of children’s and school books, designs posters and does illustrations for magazines. Susanne Göhlich lives with her son in Leipzig.

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