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Antje Damm Wins the 2018 New York T...

Antje Damm Wins the 2018 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award

Antje Damm’s THE VISITOR [Der Besuch, published by Moritz Verlag] has won the 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books! Congratulations Antje!!! For more information, click on the link below:  

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Waiting for Goliath

Waiting for Goliath

A bear sits on a bench at the bus stop and tells everyone who passes by that he is waiting for Goliath. Goliath is strong and clever: “He can even count up to 18!”. At last, a bus arrives—but no one gets off. But Bear is certain: “He’s coming. He won’t let me wait in […]

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Did Jesus Play Football?

Did Jesus Play Football?

by Antje Damm & Katja Gehrmann Fred and Emil often meet to play football in the afternoons. If it hadn’t been for Mr. Kruzinna, the stupid neighbour! He cannot bear children and football even less. When one day a ball lands in his garden, he refuses to give it back. What are the boys to […]

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Antje Damm

Antje Damm

Antje Damm was born in Wiesbaden in 1965, she studied architecture in Wiesbaden, worked and lived as a freelance architect in Berlin and Nuremberg and today lives near Gießen with her husband and their four daughters. One senses her strong bond to children and their way of thinking in her books. Her question book Ask Me! has […]

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Take a Look Behind the Scenes: Antj...

Take a Look Behind the Scenes: Antje Damm’s The Visit

  Antje Damm © Buchmarkt Find out how Antje Damm designed her extraordinary new book The Visit in the extensive press review that was written by Susanna Wengeler and published in the German trade magazine Buchmarkt. You can download a full English translation of the review by clicking on the photograph and a detailed info sheet […]

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The Visit

The Visit

Elise is lonely and fearful. She never leaves her flat. But one day, a strange object flies in through the open window. And the following day, Elise has an unexpected visitor. This is to be a visit that will change everything … A beautiful, gentle and sympathetic story about how an inquisitive and self-confident child […]

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Earthworm Days

Earthworm Days

by Antje Damm Ida is full of expectations when she goes to school on the first day. Who will she sit next to? She doesn’t yet know the other children. And all those new rules seem so unfamiliar. Then a boy is placed next to her – a boy! His name is Faruk and he […]

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Granddad’s Sandwiches

Granddad’s Sandwiches

by Antje Damm Granddad Hansel is coming to visit! Antje can hardly wait. Mum is already spending the whole day cleaning the house and Antje is putting together those things that she wants to show Granddad: her school report, for example, but also her new leather gloves. Then she will play her favourite games with […]

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Antje Damm

Antje Damm

born in Wiesbaden in 1965, she studied architecture in Wiesbaden, worked and lived as a freelance architect in Berlin and Nuremberg and today lives near Gießen with her husband and their four daughters. One senses her strong bond to children and their way of thinking in her books. Her question book Ask Me! has been translated into […]

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All the Time in the World. Opportun...

All the Time in the World. Opportunities to Talk About Time

by Antje Damm  Summertime, wintertime, spare time, timeout, best-before-dates – everything has its own time. Antje Damm renders time both visible and tangible -with photos, pictures and thought-provoking impulses. A book that not only children can spend a great deal of time with! One of the 7 Best Children’s Books (June 2007) List of Recommendations – Luchs Jury […]

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Ask Me!

Ask Me!

This is a little book with big ideas. Sometimes provocative, always interesting, every page can be the start of a new discussion. Reading the questions, and looking at the pictures, each child will have different answers to give, and things to ask. The questions are intriguing, the images sometimes startling, sometimes beautiful, and always engaging. […]

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