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Schäfer, Jasmin (Illustrator) Schäfer, Jasmin (Illustrator)

Once upon a time … we found the most wonderful fairy tales in the world!

A varied selection of child-appropriate, fairy tales to read-aloud from some very different cultures from around the world - with exceptionally delightful illustrations and beautifully bound. A fairy-tale journey around the world: from old familiar tales of the Brothers Grimm, Andersen and Wilhelm Hauff to Scandinavian tales of trolls and fairy tales from Africa, Asia and America. A treasure of a book for children and parents alike that will never lose its charm.

- A very special family book, artistically designed, imaginative, opulent
- Cosmopolitanism meets tradition – a treasure for everyone
- Delightful, richly detailed illustrations by Jasmin Schäfer | 5 +

    Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

    A devilish king.
    A kingdom full of shadows.
    Four young people - one destiny.

    Bright-red paint on his cottage door: the symbol of the robed men! They will come for Lucas at midnight. Who these men are and where they will take him no one knows – only that no one has ever returned to tell the tale.

    Volume 1 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series). | 14 +

      Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

      A lost love.
      A plan that grows and develops unseen.
      Nine boarding school pupils, one secret circle.

      There’s just one thing Estelle wants, and that is to escape! To get away from Favilla, away from the visions that haunt her. She stopped trusting people a long time ago. And even Sam, the close friend she confides in, has a dark secret.

      Volume 2 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
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        Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

        Growing threat.
        Night of terror.
        Two young people who come together.

        Royal messengers are fast approaching the cemetery. Inexorably, and in increasing numbers. At night, someone or something is digging up the graves. Noel and Sam keep a night watch to avert the worst, but the danger is not only coming from outside the boarding school.

        Volume 3 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
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          Rahn, Sabine (Author) Rahn, Sabine (Author) Offermann, Andrea (Illustrator) Offermann, Andrea (Illustrator) | further

          Who could ever tire of hearing about Neverland? One night, Wendy and her brothers have a visitor: a boy called Peter Pan and a tiny fairy turn up in their room. The two show them how to fly and take them along to Neverland – a place inhabited by mermaids, Indians and real live pirates. J. M. Barrie’s classic retold for young listeners, with beautiful, atmospheric illustrations by Andrea Offermann. | 4 +

            Sara, Pia (Author) Sara, Pia (Author)

            Of love and survival

            In the year 2316, the earth has become a hostile wilderness rather than a good place to live: vast expanses of land have been radioactively contaminated by nuclear disasters, water resources are dwindling and bloody civil wars are raging. Every day, Jeanne and her family struggle for mere survival. In this hostile world, Jeanne meats yachtsman Ian, a boy with golden skin, and immediately feels drawn to him. Could there still be hope for the future on this earth?

            The Chosen – the grandiose first volume in the series, breathtakingly exciting and emotionally gripping: an oppressive vision of the future but, at the same time, a great love story!
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              Sara, Pia (Author) Sara, Pia (Author)

              Dangerous invasion

              Jeanne and yachtsman Ian are growing closer. But before the pair have time to seize their happiness with both hands, a spaceship belonging to the Biospherians lands in the village. The Biospherians are friendly towards the villagers at first and suggest carrying out a series of tests with them, ostensibly purely for scientific reasons. But little by little, Jeanne finds out what really brings the Biospherians to the village …

              The Chosen – The second book in this moving story of implacable resistance, immense hope and undying love.
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                Sara, Pia (Author) Sara, Pia (Author)

                Jeanne surpasses herself

                Life without Ian has no meaning for Jeanne, and since the Biospherians took her and her brothers captive, all her hope is gone. The prospect of a life on Biosphere 5 is worse than death to her. Only Dakar seems to be able to connect with her. He, too, used to live on earth and understands Jeanne’s fears only too well. But Jeanne feels she has nothing left to lose and is prepared to risk everything to save her brothers and herself.

                The Chosen – The gripping final episode in this story of a battle for survival, a longing for freedom and a great love. Fast moving and bursting at the seams with suspense!
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                  Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

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                    Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Kauer, Jacqueline (Illustrator) Kauer, Jacqueline (Illustrator) | further

                    No victory is without its shadow, no love with suffering! How could Favilla have been betrayed? Can the youngsters escape the Red King’s henchman? Who will Sam choose? In the two final books of the series, there is greater drama and tension than ever before. As the great battle for Lavis begins, it now becomes clear who will survive and who will not, who will struggle and who will rule, and who will have to depart forever. | 14 +

                      Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Kauer, Jacqueline (Illustrator) Kauer, Jacqueline (Illustrator) | further

                      No victory is without shadow, no love with suffering! How could Favilla have been betrayed? Can the youngsters escape the Red King’s henchman? Who will Sam choose? In the two final books of the series, the drama and tension are greater than ever before. The great battle for Lavis begins, and now it becomes clear who will survive and who will not, who will struggle and who will rule, and who will have to leave forever.

                      The grand finale in the high-fantasy romance with a dramatic showdown and authentic modern narrative style!
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                        Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

                        A devilish king.
                        A kingdom full of shadows.
                        Four young people - one destiny.

                        Sam and Noel take one of the red king’s scientists prisoner in the hope that he might know the way to the secret library. But the scientist has his own plans and they could spell disaster for Sam.

                        Volume 4 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
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                          Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

                          A devilish king.
                          A kingdom full of shadows.
                          Four young people - one destiny.

                          Incendiary projectiles and an assault on the boarding school’s director: Favilla is under attack! There’s no clue as to who the saboteurs might be. Then someone is killed in the raid. Noel knows he has no option but to join the battle if he is to put a stop to it all.

                          Volume 5 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
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                            Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

                            A devilish king.
                            A kingdom full of shadows.
                            Four young people - one destiny.

                            Burying the dead, digging graves. It’s a dirty job, but also the only chance Lucas has to spy in the kingdom. He gets dangerously close to discovering the red king’s secret and puts not only his own, but also Sam’s life at risk.

                            Volume 6 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
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                              Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

                              A dark king, four teenagers

                              Favilla is under attack. Whoever the saboteurs may be, Noel knows that the only way to win is to fight. The kids do some spying at the king’s court and not only come close to learning the secret of the Burning King, but also put their lives on the line.

                              Gripping fantasy in a bleak, boarding-school setting. Young adult fictions’s modern answer to Game of Thrones.
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                                Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                The new saga by bestselling author Marah Woolf! Eliza normally only has adventures in front of the television with her friend Sky and a bag of crisps. But then she stumbles across a portal in the wood and now, amazingly, she has been chosen to retrieve a magic snow globe for the elves. But Eliza doesn’t see anything magical in the elves, instead they seem conceited and awkward to her (one of them in particular). But now that her world has already been turned upside down, Eliza is not going to let herself be beaten – and most definitely not by an elf

                                Following the popular series BookLess and DivineSpark, this is the first book in the third exciting saga by Marah Woolf.
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                                  Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                  Madly in love with Elfworld! Eliza is torn. What do these elves want? First they lure her into their world and are not particularly nice to her when she gets there, and once she has retrieved their snow globe for them, they think they can just shut her out of Elfworld forever? If Eliza is honest, she misses Cassian terribly. But then Eliza receives a message saying that Leylin is once again in grave danger, and she decides to rush to Elfworld’s aid once more.

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                                    Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                    Between worlds, crossed hearts. Eliza is determined to going back to leading a normal life and forgetting all about Cassian. After all, she’s pretty sure he’s not shedding any tears over her. When her father unexpectedly returns from a dig and a mysterious casket comes into Eliza’s possession, she becomes mixed up in another dark adventure. And suddenly she needs Cassian’s help. Will he be able to save her?

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                                      Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                      A prisoner in Elfworld! Eliza has started university in Stirling. When her friends Sky and Frazer come on a visit, they persuade her to accept an invitation from the Elf Queen to the Saimhain Festival. Despite all her good intentions to avoid Cassian, Eliza gives in and soon the friends find themselves with Cassian in a house where are strange goings-on. Eliza appears to be the only one able to recall her real life, and she and her friends have to make great sacrifices to find their way back again. | 14 +

                                        Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                        A love with no future. Eliza is devastated: Grace is dead and Cassian can only regain his sight if he marries Opal. Eliza is faced with the task of carrying the seal of the Beliozar to safety, but the magicians are growing more and more powerful. Eliza has no choice but to rely on help from her friends and in the end she discovers why she, of all people, has a connection with the world of magic. | 14 +

                                          Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                          The magical world is in grave danger! Cassian and Eliza are banished and Damian de Winter is seizing power. It’s only a question of time now until the two missing seals fall into his hands. Eliza knows that she is in great danger. Then a message arrives for her from Elisian, the Elf Queen, and the friends must decide how much they are willing to risk to save the magical world.

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                                            Maar, Paul (Author) Maar, Paul (Author) Krause, Ute (Illustrator) Krause, Ute (Illustrator) | further

                                            Suddenly big and strong and brave! A dream with obstacles
                                            Ten-year-old Jim has just one wish: to be a grown-up right now. Then one evening, up pops the Galimat in Jim’s room. The Gali is a ball-shaped creature that gets all household appliances mixed up and materialises a pill for Jim that turns him into a grown-up for a short time. Now Jim can really show his rotten classmates and his stupid teachers! But soon he realises that, for one thing, it’s not as much fun as he thought, and for another, he is just getting friendly with Rebekka, a girl in his class. Jim decides he never wants to take another grown-up pill, but then Rebekka needs his help.
                                            An amusing adventure for children by Sat creator and famous author Paul Maar. With illustrations by Ute Krause.
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                                              Matt, Natalie (Author) Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author) | further

                                              Modern fantasy: mysterious, romantic, full of suspense! It’s becoming more and more dangerous to protect the knowledge that has been preserved for so long. The king’s messengers are moving inexorably closer to the cemetery beneath which the secret boarding school lies. As graves are being opened after dark, Noel and Sam keep nightly watches and so end up becoming closer. But there’s danger lurking inside the school, too. It’s beginning to look as though Sam and Noel’s search for the secret library could be their downfall.

                                              The second "two books in one" of the great fantasy series – perfect genre material for tough girls!
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                                                Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) | further

                                                Suddenly magical!

                                                Whatever’s got into Fana? Suddenly she’s hiccupping butterflies and now she’s turned herself into a live piglet! The truth is that Fana isn’t a human being at all, but a magical Aurion, whose powers of enchantment are now beginning to show. And that is by no means the only thing turning her life completely upside down. What secrets does the floating school ship Simalia hold? And what does it have to do with the mysterious jewel king? Before Fana knows it, she finds herself back in the maelstrom of old legends that are more connected with her than she would ever have thought possible.

                                                Sarah Lilian Waldherr’s fantastic debut - brimming with humour, magic and absurd complications.
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                                                  Denis, Elisabeth (Author) Denis, Elisabeth (Author)

                                                  Something is happening and I am part of it …

                                                  Dark days. Snow. Shadows between the trees.
                                                  Footsteps. When I turn round, there’s nothing to be seen.
                                                  Basil is the only reason I drag myself to boarding school every day.
                                                  But it’s getting darker and darker, and there’s something behind me. I can sense its presence, just as surely as I know that my coming to Grovegate was no accident.

                                                  You have the power to change everything.
                                                  A girl between two boys and two worlds
                                                  Fairy tale, fantasy, modern

                                                  Grovegate, the mysterious boarding school at the heart of the forest, is the gateway to a world full of magical beings for 14-year-old Misha. She discovers that the father she thought was dead is actually alive, but half-man, half-bird, and that only she, as a child of mixed race, has the power to unite the two worlds and put an end to the bitter fighting in the strange grove. Can the mysterious Basil help her? Or is Kyle the better choice?

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                                                    Denis, Elisabeth (Author) Denis, Elisabeth (Author)

                                                    The realisation seeps into my consciousness: they killed him – because of me.

                                                    Meadows rolling away to the horizon, green hills, the wind in the trees smells like cinnamon.
                                                    It’s different from everything I know.
                                                    Every time I leave our hut, all eyes are on me.
                                                    Because I’m special, they say, a symbol of rebellion.
                                                    I could change everything. But all I want is to get away from here.

                                                    You have the power to change everything.
                                                    A girl between two boys and two worlds
                                                    Fairy tale, fantasy, modern

                                                    Grovegate, the mysterious boarding school at the heart of the forest, is the gateway to a world full of magical beings for 14-year-old Misha. She discovers that the father she thought was dead is actually alive, but half-man, half-bird, and that only she, as a child of mixed race, has the power to unite the two worlds and put an end to the bitter fighting in the strange grove. Can the mysterious Basil help her? Or is Kyle the better choice?
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                                                      Woolf, Marah (Author) Woolf, Marah (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator) | further

                                                      The final battle for the magical world and love! A return to Leylin is out of the question for Eliza and Cassian. Not until the three magical seals have finally been destroyed and Damian de Winter has been conquered will peace reign once more. However, the longer the battle continues, the more frequently Eliza asks herself what will become of the love between Cassian and herself if they cannot turn the tide of battle in their favour. For how long can she ask Cassian to stay in her world? | 14 +

                                                        Ameling, Anne (Author) Ameling, Anne (Author) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator) Hardt, Iris (Illustrator) | further

                                                        One day, a wild storm carries little Dorothy and her dog off to the wonderful land of Oz. There she meets the scarecrow, who has no brain, the tin man, who has no heart, and the lion, who has no courage. Together they set out to find the Wizard of Oz. Will he be able to make their dearest wishes come true? The classic story The Wizard of Oz is retold here for children aged four and over. | 4 +

                                                          Plichota, Anne (Author) Plichota, Anne (Author) Wolf, Cendrine (Author) Wolf, Cendrine (Author) Schenk, Jonas (Illustrator) Schenk, Jonas (Illustrator) Hage, Anike (Illustrator) Hage, Anike (Illustrator) | further

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                                                            Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) | further

                                                            The search for the star diamonds takes the barding school spaceship Simalia further into the fairy kingdom. Hala, Ivy, Fana and Kian do their very best to gain possession of the remaining diamonds, but Fana and Kian are going through a very bad patch, and Hala is flirting with a Fairyland officer, and the sparks are flying between Ivy and Tem, too. Will the friends be able to stay focused on their goal in sight in spite of all the romantic entanglements?

                                                            Volume 3 of the Star Diamond series – absolutely gripping, romantic, and magical.
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                                                              Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) | further

                                                              Year two is about to begin on the boarding school spaceship Simalia! This time the journey will take them to the marine kingdom. There’s just one thing that has dampened Fana, Hala and Ivy’s delight at being reunited: Kian, Fana’s boyfriend has disappeared without trace. What has happened to him? Could it have something to do with the jewel king’s power-hungry plans? Fana is faced with a decision. How much is she willing to risk to save Kian and preserve peace in Patenia.

                                                              Volume 2 of the Star Diamond Series - captivating, funny, and as mysterious as the Sea of Merinea. | 12 +

                                                                Gruber, Simone (Author) Gruber, Simone (Author)

                                                                A journey through time that will set girls’ hearts beating faster: 14-year-old Charlotte follows her mother to a long-gone world beyond the mirror. With her cousin Fritz, she discovers a magical old family secret and her first sweet romance. | 12 +

                                                                  Angelini, Josephine (Author) Angelini, Josephine (Author) Hörl, Hanna (Illustrator) Hörl, Hanna (Illustrator) Kneißl, Michaela (Illustrator) Kneißl, Michaela (Illustrator) | further

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                                                                    Kruber, Sabine (Author) Kruber, Sabine (Author) Langenbeck, Alexandra (Illustrator) Langenbeck, Alexandra (Illustrator) | further

                                                                    At school, Leo has to read a book that contains many difficult words. Then he comes across a fountain pen that simply magics the words away. Suddenly, he finds it’s not just his book that has vanishing letters. The stupid thing is that some of the words are really important. In his search for an antidote, Leo ends up in the mysterious land of Fabula. But there, too, an evil power is doing away with the letters.

                                                                    Highly imaginative story about learning to read and write.
                                                                    With cartoon-style illustrations – great for reluctant readers, too.
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                                                                      Schütze, Andrea (Author) Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator) | further

                                                                      New stories from the little goodnight fairy with the big heart

                                                                      It’s the night of the supermoon and Maluna Moonshine and the other fairies who live in the Enchanted Wood are holding a storytelling: Oskar Lightning and Attonno Thunderclap recount how they saved two Enchanted Forest children from a thunderstorm; the little tooth fairy lets them all in on what happens to all the milk teeth she collects; and Noelle Winterglory tells of the summer when things turned almost Christmassy and of how a mango yoghurt saved the Enchanted Forest from a snow storm.

                                                                      Maluna Moonshine. Story Time in the Enchanted Forest is doubly enchanting with stories all about storytelling.
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                                                                        Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Waldherr, Sarah Lilian (Author) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) Kopainski, Alexander (Illustrator) | further

                                                                        Fana has been desperately unhappy since Kian, who she loves above all else, has gone over to her arch-enemy’s side. But there are more and more signs that seem to bear out her innermost feeling that something isn’t quite right about his sudden about-turn. Meanwhile, Kasim, the self-styled Jewel King, has captured the capital of Avestina. When he then declares war on the fairy kingdom and the sea people, it soon becomes clear that Fana is the only person with the knowledge to use the star diamond. Everyone is expecting her to do away with Kasim at last so that history cannot be repeated. But can she really kill in order to achieve this goal?

                                                                        Love, friction and jealousy - plus a healthy portion of suspense, a relentless opponent and a dark secret - Volume 4 in the breathtaking fantasy saga for all Kerstin Gier fans. | 12 +

                                                                          Angelini, Josephine (Author) Angelini, Josephine (Author) Hörl, Hanna (Illustrator) Hörl, Hanna (Illustrator) | further

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                                                                            Schinko, Barbara (Author) Schinko, Barbara (Author)

                                                                            This superheroine rocks!

                                                                            Rina lives a sheltered life in the idyllic Eastside, but she longs for change and adventure and finds herself regularly drawn to the grim, gang-ruled Northside area of town. While at a concert there, she falls in love with Brynn, a rock star. Initially without intending to, Rina becomes a superhero when she rescues a girl from a mugging and a video of her action turns up online. The press nicknames her Alleycat. She ends up prowling the streets of Northside night after night as Alleycat, avenging wrongs. But how long can her phantom life continue? And does her love of a Northside boy have a chance? And who is the masked boy who calls himself Ash and saves her life one fateful night?

                                                                            Packed with suspense, action and romance – this book has something to please everyone. | 14 +

                                                                              Kaiblinger, Sonja (Author) Kaiblinger, Sonja (Author) Kohl, Daniela (Illustrator) Kohl, Daniela (Illustrator) | further

                                                                              Transformation guaranteed, falling in love a possibility!
                                                                              Up to this Friday, everything in Ophelia’s life had been boringly normal, at least as normal as it can be when you have three aunties and a twin sister who can change into a clown fish or a waitress at the drop of a hat. Fifteen-year-old Ophelia has enough on her plate coping with all this chaos, so the last thing she wants is to suddenly have the same shape-changing ability. But maybe a bit of magic could help her make Adrian, the boy of her dreams, fall in love with her. Or would it be better to just be herself?

                                                                              A touch of magic, first love and the topsy-turvy chaos of everyday catastrophes:
                                                                              Volume 1 of the new Suddenly Transformed trilogy by bestselling author Sonja Kaiblinger.

                                                                              Perfect reading for girls of 12 and over!

                                                                              Volume 2: Confused by the Second Kiss – due for publication in autumn 2018
                                                                              Volume 3: Transformed in the Nick of Time – due for publication in spring 2019

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