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At the Walls of Paradise

David Ostrich, an Orientalist from Toronto, is about to investigate the legends from the book of Genesis on the Persian Gulf, when he receives an astonishing commission from the supervisor of a giant dam construction. Ostrich is asked to track down the supervisor's missing daughter and, while ...

The Strangers

An appeal for more compassion

Based on a fragment of a manuscript rediscovered in 2015, this text depicts the violent revolt of the London citizens in the 16th century against the Hugenot refugees. 400 years aft er its creation, the text is still a plea for a humane society in times of radical change. Th e editor and ...

You Are Not Like Other Mothers

The Story of a Passionate Woman

"She was as complicated as a puzzle of several thousand parts, and I had to find these parts and put them together," says Angelika Schrobsdorff about her mother. The parts she uses are letters, photo albums, friends' memories and the life they later led together.

Everything started ...

Rights sold: Israel, France, English World Rights, Italy, Spain (cast., cat.), Portugal, Slovakia, The Netherlands

Swift Sydney Snout

It all begins with a raffle. Little Zuppi wins the first prize - a piglet. Daddy makes a grim face, and the landlord, Mr Buselmeier, is even less pleased. "Out!", he screams, and throws out the entire family, including the pig. They move to a house next to a football field. Daddy becomes ...
Rights sold: Korea, PR China, Spain (cast., gal.)

The Blackbird Pirate

"I'm not a crow, and I'm no rook either. I'm a mynah bird and my name is Padde." He's witty and clever; he can roar like a tiger and swear like a sailor. The wily bird has travelled all the way from the Indian jungle to Hamburg. In Schulte's pet shop, a little girl names him the Blackbird Pirate ...
Rights sold: PR China

The Little Vampie

With illustrations in black and white by Heribert Schulmeyer

Frau Lizzi gets quite a shock when she discovers a little vampire in her flat. It looks tiny and helpless, and she decides to bring it up on the bottle - with milk, of course, not blood. The little vampire develops only one characteristic feature: whenever someone flies into a rage or starts ...

Rights sold: Spain, Ukraine, German audiobook, Bulgaria , Korea, Slovenia, China

All of Us, Together

Samira came from Africa by ship and truck. Amad misses his footballing mates back in Iraq, but he had to leave because of the war and now he shoots at goals with his friends in Düsseldorf. Dilara was born in Berlin but speaks fluent Turkish and loves celebrating the sugar feast that marks the ...

Rights sold: French language, Spain (cast., cat., gal.), Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey, Albania, PR China