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

Judith Allert, Martina Badstuber, Karolina Benz, Rachel Bright, Chris Chatterton, Theresa Czerny, Nina Dulleck, Mario Fesler, Jim Field, Sabine Giebken, Astrid Göpfrich, Yvonne Hergane, Nastja Holtfreter, Norman Klaar, Wesley King, Tanja Kinkel, Suza Kolb, Barbara Korthues, Esther Kuhn, Antje Leser, Dorit Linke, Miriam Mann/Marikka Pfeiffer, Nina Müller, Sandra Niermeyer, Ruth Rahlff, Katja Reider, Sibylle Rieckhoff, Christiane Rittershausen, Kristina Scharmacher-Schreiber, Christoph Scheuring, Eva Schöffmann-Davidov, Patricia Schröder, Nadine Schubert, Andreas Thamm, Karsten Teich, Alexander von Knorre, Susanne Weber and many more.

Current awards

  • Korbinian - Paul-Maar-Preis für junge Talente 2021 – Martin Dolejš: Im Land der weißen Schokolade
  • DELIA-Jugendliteraturpreis 2020 – Anja Janotta: Meine Checkliste zum Verlieben
  • Buxtehuder Bulle 2019 – Wendelin van Draanen: Acht Wochen Wüste
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Marion Achard: Am Ende des Regenwaldes
  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Ilka Volz, Julia Dürr (Ill.): Der kleine Dunkelfresser

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Rosalie & Little Truffle – Togetherness Is Beautiful!

  • Katja Reider
  • Illustrated by Jutta Bücker
  • Spring 2021, 32 pages, 24,5 x 30,5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

An enchanting, heart-warming, and beautiful tale of friendship as a reversible picture book.

Sneak a Peek into the Busy Deep!

  • Nastja Holtfreter
  • Spring 2021, 16 pages, 23 x 29 cm
  • Boardbook
  • Ages 2+
  • All rights available

A colourful and informative journey under the earth imparting first factual knowledge about the animals that live there.

A Small Blue Dot

  • Maren Hasenjäger
  • Spring 2021, 32 pages, 25 x 27,5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold to Denmark

An exciting expedition through our solar system and its planets in striking illustrations.

Mousie Mouse (3 vols. tbc)

  • Martina Badstuber
  • Spring 2021, 16 pages, 20.0 x 20.0 cm
  • Boardbook
  • Age 2+
  • Rights sold to Slowakia

A series of board books supporting language learning and counting practice in a playful way.

Grimmsgubbins – A Thud at Midnight (1 vol. tbc)

  • Miriam Mann and Marikka Pfeiffer
  • Illustrated by Kristina Kister
  • Spring 2021, 224 pages, 15,3 x 21,5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 9+
  • All rights available

A thrilling magical adventure with two courageous heroes facing opponents that might not be what they seem.

Borst of the Forest (2 vols.)

  • Yvonne Hergane
  • Illustrated by Wiebke Rauers
  • Spring 2021, 32 pages, 24,5 x 30,5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 4+
  • Rights sold to Czech Republic, Denmark, France

Poetic stories with a dash of humour gorgeously illustrated featuring an adorable protagonist.

Cuddle-Fin (6 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.

Open Wide, Brush In, Soon My Teeth Will Be Dazzling / Help, Be Quick, Giraffe Is Sick!

  • Nastja Holtfreter
  • Illustrated by Nastja Holtfreter
  • Spring 2020, 16 pages, 22.5 x 15.0 cm
  • Boardbook
  • Ages 2+
  • All rights available

Two cute board books in rhyme on everyday topics – brushing one’s teeth and having a cold – in a special wide format.

Owl Elli Wishes for Friends

  • Georg Vollmer
  • Illustrated by Pina Gertenbach
  • Autumn 2019, 32 pages, 22.0 x 28.5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+

A story in rhyme about finding like-minded friends without having to change oneself.

PaNia (3 vols. tbc)

  • Sabine Giebken
  • Spring 2020, 304 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • Ages 11+
  • All rights available

Fantasy meets horses – an atmospheric story of fabled horses and a village with a sinister secret.

The Oat Crew (16 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, Finland, Israel, The Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine
  • Website

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

Heinrich Wants to Hatch

  • Anette Thumser
  • Illustrated by Nikolai Renger
  • Spring 2020, 32 pages, 22.0 x 28.5 cm
  • Picturebook
  • Ages 3+
  • All rights available

An adorable protagonist breaking with gender stereotypes.

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.

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 (4 vols.)

  • Theresa Czerny
  • Autumn 2018, 304 pages, 15.3 x 21.5 cm
  • Hardcover
  • 12+
  • Rights sold to Italy
  • Website

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

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 / A Marvellous Christmas Song

  • 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

Three lovely Christmas stories about finding friends in unexpected places, heartfelt wishes and giving something in return

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

Contact Person

Publisher Ralf Rebscher

Sales
Bettina Lauterbach
bettina.lauterbach@magellanverlag.de
Heidi Eschenbacher
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Public Relations and Events
Judith von Loeffelholz (-419)
judith.von.loeffelholz@magellanverlag.de

Foreign Rights
Viola Ahles (-407) (parental leave)
viola.ahles@magellanverlag.de
Cara Klein (-410)
cara.klein@magellanverlag.de

Social Media & Blogger Relations
Virginie Ehlert (-421)
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Editorial Department
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