The Magical Flower Shop (Vol. 12): A Spooky School Trip

Der magische Blumenladen, Band 12: Eine unheimliche Klassenfahrt

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  • Enchanting and perceptively written stories about a girl in search of her roots.
  • Over 250.000 copies sold of the series in Germany.
144 pp 8 years + 14,7 x 21,5 cm EUR 11.99 November 2020 Hardcover 978-3-473-40422-3 • With mother of pearl foil.


Violet and her class are going to a real castle! Five days of adventures, swimming, scavenger hunts and fun lie ahead of her. But she’s also a little scared because Hickhack Castle is supposed to have ghosts. Right the first night, she hears strange sounds. And then she sees a ghost with large, scary eyes in the castle garden. But Violet and her friends aren’t going to let that ruin their school trip. With courage and a dose of flower magic, they are hot on the ghost’s heels. And make an astounding discovery: behind the apparition is a man who pretended to be the castle gardener and is trying to buy the property on the cheap.

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.