Papas Seele hat SchnupfenNele’s home is the circus. Her family is amongst the world’s best tightrope artists and has been for generations. But then Nele’s father gets ill. His soul catches a cold. In a world that is full of colour and cheerfulness and in which everyone could easily be happy. Nele has to witness how somebody close to her, who ought to be strong is suddenly getting weak.

A gentle and sympathetically told story with expressive illustrations.

by Nadia Faichney & Claudia Gliemann


  • Children’s Book of the Month – April 2015, German Academy for Children’s and Young Adult Books
  • Winner of the Beauty and the Book Award 2015
  • Winner of the Anti-Stigma Prize 2015

“An important picture book with emphatic illustrations by Nadia Faichney that can help affected children to handle the difficult situation.” – Kilifü 2014/2015

“A remarkably insightfull publication on a still tabooed topic.” – German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapie, Psychosomatic Medicine and Neurology

“[Faichney’s] first fully illustrated picture book—what an impressive start! Important topic, which is more topical than ever, wonderfully perceptive and evocatively illustrated. An absolute recommendation!” – Yvonne Hergane, March ‘15

Monterosa Verlag | hc | 62 pp | 225 x 250 mm | Dec 2014 | 6+

Rights sold: Korean

[original title: Papas Seele hat Schnupfen]

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