Boarding School of Evil Animals (Vol. 5): The Shaman

Internat der bösen Tiere, Band 5: Die Schamanin

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  • A secret boarding school trains the best humans and animals

  • Boarding School of Evil Animals (Vol. 1): The Test wins the Zurich Children's Book Prize 2020
288 pp 10 years + 15,3 x 21,5 cm EUR 15.99 March 2022 Hardcover 978-3-473-40870-2 • With cut-outs.


A white-grey she-wolf appears in Noël’s dreams: the legendary shaman. And she has a disturbing message for him: if he doesn’t get into the boat that is waiting for him on the shore, a great disaster will happen. Noël doesn’t trust the wolf. However, during his very next flying lesson on the rocks high above the island, he realises that he has made a serious mistake.

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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