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Hansel and Gretel
The Frog King
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
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Anna and Abel: madly in love, mad with doubt
Abel Tannatek is a misfit, a truant and a drug dealer. Against her better judgement, Anna falls desperately in love with him because she sees the other Abel: the gentle, sad boy who takes care of his sister and tells Anna a story that touches her soul. But the fine line between reality and fantasy gradually becomes blurred. What if the story isn’t a story but awful reality? What if Anna’s worst fears are confirmed?
- Fast-moving thriller and touching love story – unputdownable!
- Impressive and inspired: a completely new Antonia Michaelis
- Filled with variety: thrilling, everyday and fairy-tale passages in rapid succession
A dwarf who moves out of his organic waste bin and into Mr Mockinpot’s cosy flat? A talking vase that could make wishes come true if only it would listen properly? A queen who leaves her reading glasses on the royal lavatory?
Paul Maar’s power of imagination and his special way with words lend wings to classic fairy-tale motifs.
All the stories are wonderfully uneducational and ideal for reading aloud to the whole family.
Typical of Paul Maar: telling texts with a hint of mischief
Fairy tales with a comic twist
Auch als 6 +
Affectionately illustrated compendium for all the family. Grimm’s original fairy tales, with a linen spine and bookmark ribbon.
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Who will rescue the princess from her deep sleep that lasted one hundred years? Why did the grandmother suddenly have such large teeth? And did you know that it snows down on earth when Mother Hulda shakes out her pillows? The first fairy tale book for the very young contains seven of the most popular children’s fairy tales and wonderful, mischievous pictures in Dagmar Geisler’s unmistakable hand. Seven well-known fairy tales, told in age-appropriate language and beautifully illustrated.
Contains, on two to three double pages each, the following fairy tales:
Sleeping Beauty, The Town Musicians of Bremen, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, The Big, Fat Pancake, Mother Hulda and The Princess and the Pea.
| 24 months +
Here’s a book to make you laugh your crown off! In this popular activity and read-aloud series, children can guess, search and be creative when they encounter dragons spewing soap bubbles, students of magic banned from performing spells, and lookalike princes, who would rather play tricks on the whole court than save a princess. A kingdom for one more story.
This book is for children who love fairy tales retold in modern style, with 10 fairy-tale stories for activities and having fun, full of ideas and stimulating suggestions for craftwork and games.
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Straight from “the old times when a wish could still make a difference” comes this marvellous compendium of Grimms’ fairy tales, with the Frog Prince and Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, the Bremen Town Musicians, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and altogether 25 of the best-loved fairy tales. With child-appropriate illustrations, this is a beautiful picture book that’s great for reading aloud.
A fairy-tale treasury for the whole family
A perennial favourite in the read-aloud segment
Magically and lavishly illustrated | 5 +
Three double pages each are devoted to the telling of one fairy tale – entirely in pictures. So even the youngest children can take an active part in telling the story – a great success that makes children (and their parents) very proud! And just in case the adults need a little reminder of how the stories go, there’s a short text summary for each of the fairy tales.
Four fairy tales retold in pictures
To enjoy over and over again
Short text summaries as reminders of the content
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Punch’s granny is really looking forward to the moment when everyone exchanges Christmas presents, when a man with a beard and a red jacket storms into the house. But no, it isn’t Father Christmas, it’s a robber who steals the Christmas tree! The children help granny and Punch to find the thief and what a surprise they get! In the end, it turns out to be the very best Christmas Punch has seen for a long time! A Christmassy puppet board book with sliding figures on every page and amusing verses.
| 24 months +
This popular Grimms’ fairy tale is retold here in child-appropriate language but without losing any of its suspense.
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When the old king retires, he gives Princess Anna half of his kingdom. Why only half? Anna is used to getting only the best, only the biggest and most beautiful and now she is supposed to put up with only half a kingdom? The other half is to go to the hero who will rescue and marry her. But Anna doesn’t want a hero for one thing, and for another, she cannot find one! Neither pea soup nor dwarves nor kissing frogs can conjure up a hero. Then she comes upon Jacob, the puppeteer, in the middle of a field. Couldn’t he be a hero for Anna? A princess to steal any heart ! A truly beautiful picturebook with lots of humour – for the whole family. | 4 +
“Only when you hold the moon in your hands will you be happy,” is what the fortune teller predicted for the king. So he sends all his servants out to catch the moon for him. But in the end, it’s little Turi who shows the king what true happiness is. And this heart-warming story shows us all that it’s the little things that make life worth living.
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It turns out that the king was right to fear for his son’s safety because, one fine day, vultures come and carry Prince Florestan off to Bam-Bam the giant. The giant plans to put Florestan to work for him, but when the prince sets his pipe to his lips, he plays such sweet music that the giant is spellbound. Very soon, along come Toto and Veribunda, the fairy, who rescue him from the giant’s clutches.
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Oh my, twin trouble ahead! Camilla, the daughter of Baron Leopold, is to marry her cousin Karl-Wilhelm - or so her wealthy aunt’s will dictates. But then, while travelling to Darkstone Castle on the train, she meets fun-loving Fridoline and the two girls decide to change places. A rip-roaring story of identity swapping with featherbrained adults, comic ideas and an ultra-romantic ending.
Charming, funny, unmistakably - Sabine Ludwig! Back at last: the fairy-tale comedy of mistaken identities with a new cover and vignettes by Melanie Garanin.
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A magnificent book for the whole family and a masterly gift for any occasion.
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Even as a child, the prince was very, very big. Unfortunately, although being that big is very practical, it can also be quite a nuisance because you are constantly banging your head, for instance. Also, it’s anything but easy to find a princess to suit you. So the prince sets out to search for one …
The Prince Who Was Very Big
is a hilarious fairy tale about everyone being fine just the way they are.
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On completing his carpenter’s apprenticeship, Yari sets out as a journeyman to enjoy his new-found freedom and the countryside. Along the way, he meets Yasha, the most enchanting girl he has ever encountered, and follows her to her enclave in the middle of the wood. Caught between fairy-tale beauty and the darkest depths of the human soul, the harmless carpenter becomes a ruthless hunter. Popular author Antonia Michaelis is poetic in her telling of this captivating story of a love for which no secret is too dark and no sacrifice too great. A true storyteller’s masterpiece.
•\x09As dark as the Storyteller, as poetic as The Words of the White Queen – the new novel by popular author Antonia Michaelis
•\x09Caught between fairy-tale beauty and the darkest depths of the human soul: the gripping story of an innocent who turns to murder
•\x09The new novel by the 2012 German Youth Literature Award nominee
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A hilarious read-aloud book for heroes young and old.
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Millie and her friends are supposed to be rehearsing a play for school – a fairy tale. Only, which one? Everyone has a different suggestion: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White or the Frog Prince. When the great evening gets under way, things start to get very mixed up. Luckily, Millie comes up with an idea that saves the play.
Learning to read with this “Bücherstern” book for children in their first year at school: very large, easy-to-read print, simple words, short sentences and a high picture-to-text ratio for the very youngest beginning readers. The book comes with a 16-page supplement of reading puzzles and games.
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That was when the king realised he had lost. “Come back to the palace, daughter,” he sighed. “I miss you.” Isabella did him the favour and even put on her crown now and then. But sometimes she went off to sleep with the pigs again, too. | 4 +
After rescuing the prince from drowning, the little mermaid falls hopelessly in love with him. But the prince decides to marry another. Andersen's fairy tale is the most famous love story in world literature. Dirk Steinhöfel tells the story in pictures that are at once enchanting and disturbing to reveal without a trace of kitsch the dark abysses that so often go hand in hand with longing and love. A dream picture book for adults as well as children. A new and fascinating interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic as a dark fairy tale, oppressively beautiful and disturbingly powerful.
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Who is Nasreddin Hodja?
Since the 15th century, there have been numerous stories in circulation about this Oriental prankster who ranks with Germany’s Till Eulenspiegel as a famous fool. Hodja tells gigantic whoppers; he is a confidence trickster and philosopher, whimsical and always ready with a piece of profound wisdom. Paul Maar retells some of the famous Nasreddin stories and has written some new ones, too – about modern-day pranksters who reveal us all to be at least as foolish as they seem themselves. A charmingly illustrated gem for people with a mind of their own.
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As none of the suitors who asked for her hand were to her taste – you see, she wasn’t just rather beautiful, but also rather haughty – princess Henriette-Rosalinde-Audora hit on the unusual idea from having herself kidnapped by a monster. When the king then announced that the man who would rescue his daughter should marry her and be given half the kingdom, the bravest and most handsome princes would come from afar. But the monster – probably a vegetarian – wasn’t the tiniest bit interested in the princess, just in the delicious chocolates she had with her. So Henriette-Rosalinde-Audora more or less had to kidnap herself if her plan was to work.
And nothing else went according to plan, either. One by one, the princes who had set out to rescue Henriette-Rosalinde-Audora, returned home empty-handed. Then Simplinella, Princess of Lützelburgen, who had more sense than all the princes put together and her heart in the right place, decided to try her luck – and succeeded. This not only gained her half a kingdom and eight barrels full of gold pieces, but also the heart of the Crown Prince of Großburgen, who had been the monster so long as he was under an evil spell. What became of Princess Henriette-Rosalinde-Audora? Well, naturally she was not particularly pleased to be “rescued” by a princess and had to put off her wedding plans for a while. | 8 +