The Magical Flower Shop for Early Readers (Vol. 1): The Missing Cats

Der magische Blumenladen für Erstleser, Band 1: Die verschwundenen Katzen

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  • 250,000 copies of the series “The Magical Flower Shop” sold (as of 2019) – now finally for early readers as well
64 pp 6 years + 15,2 x 21,5 cm EUR 8.99 July 2019 Hardcover 978-3-473-36125-0


Lord Nelson has disappeared. As if that isn’t enough, other cats in Violet’s neighbourhood seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth as well. Violet starts looking for them and soon has a suspicion: Everything seems to point to her classmate Andy being behind the mystery.
Now there is only one thing to do, taking a glimpse at Auntie Abigail’s secret book of spells! It leads Violet to the enchanted hellebore, a magical plant that is capable of incapacitating Andy temporarily. With the help of her budgie, Violet eventually manages to free the abducted cats. As it turns out, Andy had wrongly assumed that the cats had eaten his singing mice. Luckily, that isn't the case, and Violet can clear up the matter. A happy Andy welcomes back his mouse choir, and the abducted cats return to their owners. Thanks to Violet’s magical gift, the case has been solved!

About the Series

For nine-year-old Violet, there is no better place than her Auntie Abigail's flower shop in a small British town. Both of them share a special gift: With the aid of a book of ancient flower recipes that only Violet and her aunt can read, they use flowers to heal and help people. Over the course of the series, Violet is being introduced to the secret flower magic. In each self-contained volume, she solves a major problem, though of course not without a few hiccups. Her friends, twins Jack (Jaqueline) and Zack, everyday life at school and cheeky animals play important roles as well.

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

Horst Hellmeier doesn't want to imagine a life without green tea and his favourite plant is the camellia or tea plant. Since his studies at the university for applied science in Hamburg, he's been illustrating children's books. He lives together with his girlfriend in Vienna. They share their apartment with cactus and jade plants which are very pleasant and uncomplicated roommates.

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