The Magical Flower Shop (Vol. 3): Magic is Not For the Fainthearted

Der magische Blumenladen, Band 3: Zaubern ist nichts für Feiglinge

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144 pp 8 years + 14,7 x 21,5 cm EUR 11.99 July 2016 Hardcover 978-3-473-40407-0 • With mother of pearl foil.


Finally, Violet is officially learning magic from Aunt Abigail in the flower shop, but it is hard work! When Mrs. Beetle from social services shows up, however, she has bigger problems. Mrs. Beetle doesn’t think Aunt June and Uncle Nick are suitable foster parents for her. Violet is deeply upset, and she doesn’t trust the social worker. To figure out what is going on, Violet bakes a cake for Mrs. Beetle and mixes some meadowsweet blossoms into the batter. Anyone who eats them tells the truth, whether they want to or not – and Mrs. Beetle has quite a lot to tell them.

Includes recipe for Aunt Abigail’s Secret Chocolate Cake.

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

Catalan, Japanese, Korean (South Korea), Russian, Spanish (Latin America, Spain)