Magellan Verlag

The Publishing House and its History

Magellan is a non-corporate company specializing in the publication of books for children and adolescents. Our aim is to present our readers with a new, innovative and irresistible style of book. We offer challenging works, which set us apart from the mainstream, optically as well as haptically. We launched our first titles in the autumn of 2014 – for readers from 2 to 18.

Keynote Orientation

Our passion is for topics drawn from life for all ages to enjoy. Our aim is to speak to children and adolescents at their own level of language and experience. Exciting roadtrips, unusual family constellations, adventures great and small, fates that evoke empathy and everyday madness – our authors tell stories grounded in reality, but very special all the same. We challenge our readers and are confident that they will be able to deal with serious topics such as dementia, life on the streets or flight and displacement. At the same time, we use bizarre humour, extraordinary illustrations and eccentric characters to distinguish our style from the norm.

All this is guaranteed by a team of experienced and »brand new« authors and illustrators. We focus on German authors. Together, we develop innovative ideas and concepts, think in new directions and tackle topics as yet uncharted in the world of books for children and adolescents.

Our careful choice of printers guarantees a high standard of environmental friendliness and compatibility. These printers use FSC-paper © from responsible sources, exclusively, colours on a pure plant oil basis, solvent-free adhesives and water-based varnishes and, if at all possible, work without CO2. Production is mainly in Germany and in rare exceptions, in neighbouring European countries. Workshops for the handicapped are among our contractors as well as regional small businesses. We do our best to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible and thus reduce pollution. This is what our label »Naturally Magellan« stands for.

Authors and Illustrators

Marion Achard, Anne-Kathrin Behl, Theresa Czerny, Nina Dulleck, Gabriella Engelmann, Fritz Fassbinder, Ulrich Fasshauer, Christine Faust, Mario Fesler, Stephanie Gessner, Sabine Giebken, Susanne Göhlich, Lucie Göpfert, Astrid Göpfrich, Pe Grigo, Yvonne Hergane, Annette Herzog, Katrin Hirt, Nastja Holtfreter, Nikola Huppertz, Anja Janotta, Nadine Jessler, Tanja Kinkel, Suza Kolb, Larisa Lauber, Dorit Linke, Sascha Morawetz, Nina Müller, Sandra Niermeyer, Wiebke Rauers, Rusalka Reh, Dominik Rupp, Christoph Scheuring, Patricia Schröder, Carola Sieverding, Sabine Straub, Andreas Thamm, Christine Thau, Alexander von Knorre and many more.

Current awards

  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Rachel Bright/Jim Field (Ill.): Die Streithörnchen
  • Leipziger Lesekompass 2019 – Duncan Beedie: Willibarts Wald
  • Carl-Buch-Preis 2017 – Pe Grigo (Ill.): Wer fragt schon einen Kater? (Autorin Annette Herzog)
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2017 – Mario Fesler: Lizzy Carbon und der Klub der Verlierer
  • Buxtehuder Bulle 2016 – Tamara Ireland Stone: Mit anderen Worten: ich
  • Friedolin 2016 – Erin Jade Lange: Halbe Helden

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Lizzy Carbon and the Losers’ Club

  • Mario Fesler
  • Autumn 2016, 240 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 11+
  • Rights sold to Ukraine
  • Website

This unconventional protagonist deals with exclusion and mobbing with black humour and a surprising strategy.

Lil April – My Life and Other Disasters

  • Stephanie Gessner
  • Spring 2016, 288 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A witty story of family ties,first love and learning to stand up for oneself with a relatable
protagonist.

Simsalagenie – The Girl in the Yellow Handbag

  • Corinna Wieja
  • Illustrated by Mila Marquis
  • Spring 2017, 208 pages, 14 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 9+
  • All rights available
  • Website

An exciting multilayered magical adventure with a spirited heroine.

Clear the Ring!

  • Nastja Holtfreter
  • Spring 2017, 24 pages, 17.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 2+
  • All rights available
  • Website

An interactive boardbook encouraging children to take part and experience the story in
a whole new way.

Arnold, Saviour of Sheepkind

  • Gundi Herget
  • Illustrated by Nikolai Renger
  • Spring 2017, 32 pages, 24.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Rights sold to Denmark, Ukraine, Russia, US
  • +3

A wonderfully quirky and unconventional superherosidekick-duo defying all odds.

Who Wakes Sleeping Beauty?

  • Nastja Holtfreter
  • Autumn 2017, 16 pages, 17.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 2+
  • Rights sold to Slovakia
  • Website

An interactive board book adapting the popular fairytale in a humorous way.

Mozart & Robinson

  • Gundi Herget
  • Illustrated by Nikolai Renger
  • Autumn 2016, 32 pages, 24 x 24 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to China, Denmark, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
  • Website

Rockets, rafts and pancakes – these friends despite all differences stumble from one funny adventure to the next.

Borst of the Forest

  • Yvonne Hergane
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Autumn 2017, 32 pages, 24.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 4+
  • Rights sold to Czech Republic
  • Website

A poetic story with an adorable protagonist looking for the opposite to take an abalone shell back to the sea.

Who Would Ask a Tomcat?

  • Annette Herzog
  • Illustrated by Pe Grigo
  • Autumn 2017, 128 pages, 14 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 7+
  • Rights sold to Hungary, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine
  • Website

The adventures of quick-witted opinionated tomcat Aristotle.

Cloud Heart (4 vols.)

  • Sabine Giebken
  • Autumn 2017, 288 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 10+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A multilayered series following two girls set out to solving the mystery of a ghost stallion, slowly uncovering the story of star-crossed lovers during WW2.

The Oat Crew (12 vols. tbc)

  • Suza Kolb
  • Illustrated by Nina Dulleck
  • Spring 2015, 160 pages, 14.0 x 21.0 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 7+
  • Rights sold to Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Ukraine
  • Website

Ponies Choco and Biscuit narrate their delightful adventures themselves in this bestselling series.

Such a Long Car Queue

  • Norman Klaar
  • Illustrated by Karsten Teich
  • Spring 2018, 20 pages, 17.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Boardbook
  • 2+
  • All rights available
  • Website

A boardbook in rhyme with a twist: the traffic jam turns out to be a carrousel!

The Horses of Eldenau (2 vols. tbc)

  • Theresa Czerny
  • Autumn 2018, 304 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Two perspectives on equestrianism: this series brings together natural horsemanship and competitive show jumping.

Cuddle-Fin (4 vols. tbc)

  • Nina Müller
  • Illustrated by Nina Müller
  • Autumn 2014, 80 pages, 20.5 x 24.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 4+
  • All rights available
  • Website

Highly entertaining adventures in a fantastical, colourful, and amusing underwater world.

Flora Botterblom

  • Astrid Göpfrich
  • Illustrated by Pe Grigo
  • Spring 2019, 208 pages, 14.8 x 21 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 9+
  • All rights available
  • Website

This imaginative series with a spunky protagonist and her armadillo sidekick combines magic and vegetable gardening.

An Unexpected Christmas Guest / The Unforseen Christmas Letter

  • Annette Amrhein
  • Illustrated by Sabine Straub
  • Autumn 2016, 32 pages, 22.0 x 28.5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • 3+
  • Rights sold to Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine
  • Website

Two lovely Christmas stories about finding friends in unexpected places and heartfelt wishes.

Events

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Contact

Magellan GmbH & Co. KG

Laubanger 8
96052 Bamberg

Germany

Phone +49 (0)951 160 98-400

info@magellanverlag.de
www.magellanverlag.de
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Contact Person

Publisher Ralf Rebscher

Sales Bettina Lauterbach
bettina.lauterbach@magellanverlag.de
Heidi Eschenbacher
heidi.eschenbacher@magellanverlag.de

Public Relations, Events and Foreign Rights Cara Klein (-410)
cara.klein@magellanverlag.de

Editorial Department lektorat@magellanverlag.de