Luna Wunderwald (Vol. 3): Raccoons in Search of a Home

Luna Wunderwald, Band 3: Ein Waschbär in Wohnungsnot

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192 pp 8 years + 14,3 x 21,5 cm EUR 11.99 August 2018 Hardcover 978-3-473-40352-3


Luna is glad it is summer vacation so she can spend every day getting to know the forest animals better. They animals entrust her with all their hopes and concerns, and she helps them as best she can. It’s a big responsibility! Fortunately, she has found a good friend in Melody. She can’t understand the animals, but with Luna translating, Melody is an excellent adviser. When Melody’s mother has to travel for a week, she even stays with Luna in the forester’s house and they become very close – maybe too close? Luna shares everything with Melody, except the magic flute, which she guards like a precious treasure.

But Melody wants more. She is interested in the fate of Margarita, the first owner of the magic flute, who disappeared years ago. And Luna starts to have doubts… Could Melody be spying on Luna on behalf of her uncle?

Just when Luna is not sure if her new friend is trustworthy or not, a family of mischievous raccoons arrives in the forest and soon everyone is on the edge of a nervous breakdown. The brazen creatures turn everything upside down, steal eggs from underneath the hens, and eat everything in sight until their bellies grow fat. Even the birds are twittering about how impudent they are. Outraged, the forest animals demand that Luna send them packing and restore peace and order. But now, when everything is most turbulent, Luna’s magic flute has disappeared. Who could have stolen Luna’s treasured instrument?
The young fox Valentino emerges as a clever partner who shows Luna a way out of the chaos and helps her follow her heart.

About the Series

The Luna Wunderwald series takes place in a magnificent location: in the middle of the forest. The heroine Luna has been chosen to play a magical flute that allows her to communicate with the forest animals. She comes to their rescue when an animal is in danger or needs help. The stories combine magical realism with environmental themes for girls 8 and up.

The Author

Usch Luhn grew up in Austria. She studied communication studies in Berlin, trained as a screenwriter and film dramaturge, and has many years experience working in radio and children’s television. The author has written more than 30 books, many of which have been translated into other languages.

The Illustrator

Lisa Brenner does not have a magical flute, but has been creating magic with pencil and pen since her childhood in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Since earning her degree in communication design, she has to take care that she has enough time for walks through the forest. She usually has so much to do that the barn owls have offered to help her out during the nighttime.

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Romanian, Russian (worldwide)