Foreign Rights Catalogue

Baobab Books presents an international and diverse programme of children's literature. Our books originate in many different places of the world, each is unique in its form and many have won awards.
Are you interested in translation rights? Our Rights Catalogue gives you an overview on available foreign rights, please get in touch with us for further information.
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Happiness is a Fish

There's nothing Pedro would like more than to see the ocean. Living in Bogotá, he's really surprised when his mother gives him a trip to an island for his tenth birthday. I bet there are pirates there! They say that water has seven colours.
But then the holiday turns out completely different from what he had expected …
An equally adventurous as emotional novel from Colombia for children up from 9 years old.
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Just released

8 tales shine a light on Creator god Brahma, three-eyed Shiva, the witty Ganesha with his elephant head, and many more. Sometimes divine, sometimes surprisingly worldly, we hear about wonders, betrayal, quarrel and love - and start to grasp the complexity of the family ties of the deities. The stories in the book are accompanied by vivid Indian miniature paintings from the collection of the Rietberg Museum in Zurich.  
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Bolgona Children's Book Fair

The Bologna Children's Book Fair takes place from 26–29 March 2018. Baobab Books is exhibiting at the Swiss Pavillion. Are you interested in our Foreign Rights list? View our Rights Catalogue online. For an appointment, please contact us.

Bologna Fiera, Hall 21 A13



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A novel from Japan

It is the beginning of a hot Japanese summer. Yamashita tells his classmates Kiyama and Kawabe that he has just attended his grandmother's funeral. Well, what is it like, when you're dead, the classmates are wondering. Death has a fascinating and simultaneously disquieting effect on the three boys. And so they decide to watch an old man in the neighbourhood, as he is bound to die soon.
Things then develop slightly differently from what they had envisaged … And when autumn begins they not only see the old man differently, but many other things in life too.
The novel for young adults Am Ende des Sommers is available in a new German translation.

A picture book from Iran

One dawn the woods shine in more beautiful colours than ever before. And there in the sunlight – there's something black lying on the ground. The crow flies down to it and exclaims: "This must be a piece of a star. Soon the sky will fall on our heads!" The fox, woken by the raven’s noisy opinion, and one after the other all the animals appear. Soon there is mayhem in the forest. The leopard, the owl and the cat – they all report what they have seen and talk about the looming danger …
With a wink the Iranian illustrator Reza Dalvand tells in Etwas Schwarzes a small and equally big story about the fear of the unknown.
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