My whole life has somehow been characterised and filled with my love for books.
Because of that, I became an artisan bookbinder before I started not only to bind but also to write and illustrate books.
In between, I studied French and art education and became, above all, a mum filling her children's bookshelves with plenty of books.
Until the day I tried to put in one about my son's favourite hobby: Hockey... It didn't exist. So, with the great support of national coach Chris Faust, whom I met by chance, I began to write a book series for boys and girls of primary school age…
"The Hockey-Kids" were born.
That was in 2014 and marked the beginning of my reading tours through Germany's classrooms and hockey clubs. During the past three years, I have been able to reach hundreds of pupils, to infect them with my passion for Hockey and to be involved in so many amazing tournaments, whether for kids or at the Indoor WCC 2015. Not to forget the book fairs where Lena, Lars & Max, my three little "Hockey-Kids", have also delighted lots of children. In March 2017 in Leipzig, for instance, with the fantastic launch of Book 2 of the German version of this hockey book series.
From the outset, it increasingly became my heartfelt wish to introduce children to our great sport - Hockey - and give them reading material focusing on their sporting hobby.
But I wanted not only young children in Germany to take the Hockey-Kids Lena, Max and Lars to their hearts. So, in February 2017, with the wonderful cooperation of Swiss Hockey, our three little Hockey friends took the first small step into the big international world …
Today I am very happy to announce the translation and publication of Book 1 of my children's book series "The Hockey-Kids" in English. The original German version was already published in 2014 and in a new edition in 2016.
Click into the extract from Book 1 of The Hockey-Kids, find out more about my books and workshops (and little by little, my website will be accessible in English as well…) and join me on lots of colourful pages.
Looking forward with pleasure,
DANKESCHÖN Matchball-Hockeykiosk FFM, Buchhandlung C. Machwirth und Gilde Buchhandlung für die wunderbaren Fotos!!!