Boarding School of Evil Animals (Vol. 4): The Betrayal

Internat der bösen Tiere, Band 4: Der Verrat

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  • A secret boarding school trains the best humans and animals

  • Winner of the 2020 Zurich Children's Book Prize
288 pp 10 years + 15,3 x 21,5 cm EUR 15.99 August 2021 Hardcover 978-3-473-40855-9 • With cut-outs.


Mr Simbaroi, the majestic lion, is the new director of the Boarding School of Evil Animals – and he’s terribly strict: any student who fails in a competition will be kicked out of the school! Noël and his teammate Mikaere give it their all because neither of them wants to return to his old, dreary life. But then a traitor deals them a terrible blow.

About the Series

Enter the Boarding School of Evil Animals in the Secret Islands. Only the best of their species are accepted here: regal leopards, poisonous scorpions and savage sharks. However, special boys like Noël are being accepted as well, provided they pass the tough entrance exam.

The Author

Gina Mayer was born in Ellwangen, Germany, in 1965, and studied graphic design. She lives with her husband and two children in Düsseldorf, where she works as an advertising copywriter in addition to writing books for teens and adults.

The Illustrator

Clara Vath has been working as a freelance illustrator for various publishers since 2012. Among other things, she illustrates books for children and young adults, a job she loves for its variety and the ability to delve into other worlds. Her illustration style often combines fantastical and mystical elements that invite readers to dream and whisk them away on exciting adventures.

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