The secret of the nightingale's throat (Het geheim van de keel van de nachtegaal)

The secret of the nightingale's throat (Het geheim van de keel van de nachtegaal)

Author: Peter Verhelst
Illustrator: Carll Cneut

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SKU: 9789058385079

In The secret of the nightingale’s throat, a Chinese emperor dreams about a new Imperial Garden of all Gardens. A simple gardener succeeds in making this dream come true. But when the emperor hears a nightingale sing, he also wants this music to be part of the royal garden. Although the nightingale is willing, he is not without a will of his own and his music can not be captured. Can an almighty emperor live with the idea that there is something that escapes his will?


Peter Verhelst has adapted the famous fairytale by H.C. Andersen into a musical and poetic text. The world famous Carll Cneut makes the reader wander into an enchantingly beautiful world.


Themes: fairytale, China, emperor, nightingale, garden


Rights sold: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Slovenian, Afrikaans, Danish, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish, Armenian, Chinese (mainland)


Has won the 'Woutertje Pieterse'-prize 2010, a Golden Owl 2010, the Golden Pen 2010, a White Raven Special Mention 2009, the 'Plantin-Moretus'-prize for best cover, a Book Feather and a Book Cub.

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Awarded Best Design Award, Bookcub, Bookfeather, Golden Owl, Golden Pencil, White Raven, Woutertje Pieterse-Award
Language Rights sold Afrikaans, Armanian, Chinese (simple), Danish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Reprint 9th printrun
Variety giftbook, picturebook
Genre fairytale
Themes fairytale, China, emperor, nightingale, garden
Age 7-99 jaar
Number of pages 66 pages
Format 25 x 30 cm
Design hardcover, met linnen band en goud op snee
Published since 01/09/2008
NUR code 277, 274
Author Peter Verhelst
Illustrator Carll Cneut
ISBN Number 9789058385079