The Magical Flower Shop for Early Readers (Vol. 2): The Mysterious Girl

Der magische Blumenladen für Erstleser, Band 2: Das geheimnisvolle Mädchen

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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 978-3-473-36126-7


Is it true that Emma is bad luck for other children? Is there really a curse? Violet refuses to believe it but the others are adamant. They give Emma a wide berth. Luca in particular has nothing good to say about the new girl in the neighbourhood. When Violet falls off the monkey bars in Emma’s presence, she also starts to have second thoughts. Maybe there is something to the rumours after all? Violet secretly asks Auntie Abigail’s book of spells, which leads her to the magical dog rose. With this enchanted flower, Violet starts to get to the bottom of things and finds out that Luca is systematically spreading the rumours. It turns out that he is incredibly jealous of Emma. But what to do? Violet’s parrot Lady Madonna and her cat Lord Nelson scare Luca badly, bringing him back to his senses. Luca apologises to Emma and clears up the whole matter. All’s well that ends well!

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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