The Magical Flower Shop (Vol. 1): Secrets upon Secrets

Der magische Blumenladen, Band 1: Ein Geheimnis kommt selten allein

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  • Over 250.000 copies sold of the series in Germany!
144 pp 8 years + 14,7 x 21,5 cm EUR 11.99 February 2016 Hardcover 978-3-473-40405-6 • With mother of pearl foil.


Violet spends her afternoons at her aunt Abigail's flower shop. Sensing that there's a big secret there, Violet and her friends begin to make inquiries – and discover that her aunt owns an ancient magical flower book and uses her flower magic to make people happy. Violet wants to do that, too. Her first mission: making a match between her shy maths teacher and her sports teacher. Using “Wondrous Lovage”, that should be easy – but unfortunately initially everything goes wrong. Luckily, Auntie Abigail comes to the rescue, and a few drops of “Blue-Speckled Castor Extract” set things right again. However, Violet has a second emergency to take care of: her classmate Fiorella. She's an amazing pianist, but she's not happy. With the help of “Harsh Purple Loosestrife”, Fiorella dares to rebel against her mother and tell her that she doesn't want to be a child prodigy anymore.

Recipe at the end of the book: Auntie Abigail's Secret Recipe for Caramel-Lavender Sweets

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

Joëlle Tourlonias, born in 1985 in Hanau, Germany, earned her degree in visual communication with concentrations in illustration and painting at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. Since 2009 she has been a freelancer, and currently lives, draws and paints in Düsseldorf.

Rights Sold

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