Juvenile fiction


Recently awarded

Krabat M-Lab Departure time by Truss Matti 

has been named a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book by the American Library Association.

The Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

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An eleven-year-old mourns the death of her father in chapters set alternately in the real world and a dreamlike hotel staffed by odd creatures. She struggles to escape the snares of grief and regret, growing toward wholeness and acceptance.
"It is impressive how rich symbols, including Bach's music, help move a grieving girl through a psychological journey from anger to forgiveness," said Faust. (www.ala.com)

Departure time is published in the United States by Namelos


Hier is de boze heks recently published in France

Ouillouillouille... une sorcière!

by Hanna Kraan and Annemarie van Haeringen

Published at Syros:

Hanna Kraan is the author of seven delightfully funny books about the adventures of the Wicked Witch and the animals in the forest: the hare to whom everyone comes for advice, the grumpy hedgehog who still makes a fuss about the time the witch tangled up his prickles and the wise owl who loves poetry. The animals have to watch out for the Wicked Witch, but sometimes, in spite of everything, she turns out to have a heart of gold...

Kraan has a simple, charming way of telling the adventures of the Wicked Witch and the animals. The books are very popular among young children and their parents.


Departure Time

Truus Matti

Recently sold to the USA receiving outstanding reviews:

Remarkable and arresting and wholly original, this novel lingers in the mind long after the last page has been read.
School Library Journal

As the puzzlelike story unfolds, it retains a suspenseful quality.
Publisher's Weekly

Rights sold to: Germany, Korea, USA