The Magical Flower Shop for Early Readers (Vol. 3): The Enchanted Donkey

Der magische Blumenladen für Erstleser, Band 3: Der verzauberte Esel

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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
  • A magical, beautiful and imaginative story for early readers, told in an age
  • appropriate way and featuring colorful illustrations that help visualise the story.
64 pp 6 years + 15,2 x 21,5 cm EUR 8.99 December 2019 Hardcover 978-3-473-36136-6


Ada and donkey Willy are thick as thieves. For his birthday, Ada buys Willy a yummy marigold and herb bouquet at the flower shop, where she meets Violet. When the two girls visit Willy on the paddock, Willy’s heartless owner turns up. She wants to take Willy away from Ada! What to do? Violet decides to ask the magical flower book and comes across the Go Away herb to chase Elfie away.

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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