Beate Teresa Hanika was born 1976 in Regensburg and is a photographer. From 1997 she worked for several years as a model in various European towns. She has been writing stories and poems since she was seventeen. She lives with her family in a small town near Regensburg. Her first novel Rotkaeppchen muss weinen won several awards including the Oldenburger Picture Book and Novel Prize 2007 and the Bayerischen Kunstfoerderpreis 2009.
Learning to Scream
(Paperback) - 2010
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SynopsisMalvina is thirteen years old. She and her best friend, Lizzy, have taken over an abandoned villa, raised a pirate flag and waged war on the boys from the local estate.
This is Malvina's story about last summer, but she has another story that's intertwined, a story she's ashamed of. She can't quite tell it yet, not to anyone, not even to Lizzy, or her big brother Paul. But Granddad knows her secret; he says it's just between them and no one else would understand. And then Malvina meets a boy. A boy she can trust; a boy she thinks she could fall in love with. But first she needs to learn how to scream!
- Published: 2010
- ISBN: 9781849390606
- Age Range: 12+ years