Flora’s Magic House
Friendship and calm under pressure save the day! When a lonely doll’s wish to see the world comes true, she realizes that friendship matters most of all. A German picture book classic new back in print for the first time since 1986.
The little doll Flora is lonely and sad because she can’t travel the world like her best friend Robert the Bird. To cheer her up, Robert invites two of his best friends over—Magic Box, a boastful fellow with a box for a head, and Humpty Dumpty, the shy Englishman in the shape of an egg. Magic Box, who says he can make anything with his magic scissors, snips a house out of paper for them to have a party. But when a storm comes and puts them all in danger, it’s Humpty Dumpty who comes to the rescue.
Back in print, this thoughtful and adventurous story is a classic of European children’s literature.
Schroeder's ethereal pastels offer a surreal quality to this visually engrossing encounter
Publishers Weekly, on "Laura"
There is a lot of Binette Schroeder's personality in Lupinchen and Laura, these idiosyncratic, autonomous strong personalities who want something from the world in a gentle, yet determined way.
Christiane Raabe, International Youth Library
Binette was a passionate fighter for the highest standards and quality in picture books. She wouldn't accept putting anything less than the very best into the hands of children. To make books with her was always an adventure: enriching, moving, dramatic and ultimately rewarding.
Herwig Bitsche, NordSüd publisher