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Fletcher 1 - What a Stinker!

Fletcher, the cleverest and coolest striped skunk in town by a long shot, has made his home in the back yard of the Wild Elk Restaurant-where he also enjoys many an alfresco dining experience - until the day Bode, the head chef and owner of the establishment, cottons on. As a result of this bad ...

Rights sold: Denmark, Romania, PR China, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Volume: 1

Getting Up

A century and a life - transformed into literature

As Helga Schubert's mother explains to her daughter, she has accomplished three acts of heroism in her lifetime: refusing to abort her daughter, taking her along when fleeing from enemy troops during World War II, and not shooting ...

Rights sold: Italy (Fazi), Korea (Marco Polo), The Netherlands (Pluim)

The Museum of the World

An extraordinary adventure and an unforgettable hero

Bartholomew is an orphan from Bombay, he's twelve years old and speaks almost as many languages. This is why, in the year 1854, he is hired as a translator by the brothers Schlagintweit from Germany, who, with the support of ...


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 ...

Light and Sound

How do you get to grips with your life?

Johanna can't believe that she and Boris have never even kissed. Ana-Clara, Boris's Portuguese girlfriend can't be the reason. Johanna always wants to know exactly what's going on - and why. How come one of her classmates made another one his slave, ...


The Immortal Family Salz

A beer cellar, a luxury hotel and a grandmother who dies twice over…

Resplendent with glamour but overcast by many a shadow, the story of the Salz family centres on Leipzig's up-market Fürstenhof hotel. Salz Sr. buys it in 1914, but his actress daughter Lola refuses to ...

Rights sold: Persian language

The Rope

In a remote village, enclosed by vast forests, a couple of farmers and their families lead a content and simple life, barely touched by the ongoings in the world. One day, a seemingly insignificant occurrence turns the small world of the villagers upside down: a piece of rope is found on one of ...

Rights sold: Italy, France

Amongst Loners

What constitutes a family today and who is actually part of it?

Angela and Erich are the parents, Simon and Katrin the children. Together they make up a family. But just listing the members doesn't mean it is a proper family. Erich and Angela have ...


Stay Away from Gretchen

An impossible love story

A great love during dark times

A young woman, an African-American Gi and the secret of a forbidden love


The well-known Cologne news anchor Tom Monderath is worried about his 84-year-old mother Greta, who is growing increasingly forgetful. What was initially an ...

Rights sold: Italy (Edizioni Nord)

Those in the Shadows Vanish from Sight

Magda Fuchs, medical consultant to the police

City of splendor, city of misery

After the dark years of World War I, the glamour and new-found radiance of the metropolis Berlin is attracting people from all over the world. Among them is Magda Fuchs, who hopes for a fresh start in life after losing both husband and child.

Volume: 1

Young Woman, Standing by the Window, Evening Light, Blue Dress

The heritage of our mothers

Berlin, 2017: 27-year-old Hannah finds a letter from a lawyer, identifying her grandmother and her as possible heirs to a Jewish art collection which had been confiscated under the Nazi regime. However, this is the first time the young student hears ...

Rights sold: Italy (Sperling&Kupfer), The Netherlands (Signatuur), France (Actes Sud)

1 Torstrasse

If buildings could talk… One century, two families, and a house in the heart of Berlin packed with history

Elsa, the daughter of a shop assistant, and Bernhard, a carpenter's son, were both born in 1929 - on the opening day of the Jonass department store at 1 Torstrasse. Their ...