German Edition
Kleine Nachtkatze

written and illustrated by Sonja Danowski
48 pages, 31,5 x 24,5 cm

published by NordSüd Verlag August 2016
ISBN: 978-3314103377

English Edition
Little Night Cat
published by NorthSouth Books NY October 2016
ISBN: 978-0735842663

Kirkus Starred Review:
'A gentle story that children will return to time and time again.'

Troisdorfer Bilderbuchpreis
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The Grass house

written by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Sonja Danowski
published in China by CCPPG January 2016
308 pages, 15,5 x 21 cm
ISBN: 7787514827910

An illustrated edition of Cao Wenxuan’s deeply moving novel, first published in 1997. The Grass House is set in the Chinese Jiangnan area in the early 60s.

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Chinese Edition

written by Fang Suzhen, illustrated by Sonja Danowski
originally published in China by CCPPG October 2014
48 pages, 23,5 x 28 cm
ISBN: 978-7514819571

German Edition
Oma trinkt im Himmel Tee
published by NordSüd Verlag February 2015
ISBN: 978-3314102752

English Edition
Grandma lives in a Perfume Village
published by NorthSouth Books May 2015
ISBN: 978-0735842168

Batchelder Honor Book 2016
Golden Island Award

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The Forever Flowers
Original story and pictures by Sonja Danowski
text for of the American Edition by Michael J. Rosen
published by Creative Editions 2014
32 pages, 24 x 31 cm
ISBN: 978-1568462738

Japanese Edition
published by Kumon Shuppan 2014
translated by Mimi Hachikai
ISBN: 978-4774323411

In this tender story about the virtues of finding, keeping, and letting go, a young grouse is waylaid on her seasonal migration and carries her precious cargo to a new land. As the bird's favorite Forever Flowers grow from planted seeds to blooming flowers, she discovers how unexpectedly one can stumble upon happiness and breathe into the contentment of life's quiet moments, even amidst the winter's dark. When spring arrives again, though, the grouse must make a decision: should she stay or fly away?

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The Gift of the Magi /
Das Geschenk der Weisen
written by O. Henry
illustrated by Sonja Danowski
published by Michael Neugebauer Edition 2013
available in English, German, Italian, Russian, Korean, French
32 pages, 22 x 33 cm
ISBN: 978-9888240579 English
ISBN: 978-3865661746 German

Award of Excellence
Communication Arts 2014
book illustration

Bronze Medal 3x3 Magazine
of contemporary Illustration
Picture Book Show

From the Wall Street Journal
German artist Sonja Danowski gives a faded, almost grubby-looking elegance to her artwork for O. Henry's 1906 tale of Yuletide sacrifice. Her sepia-toned illustrations set in the late 19th century suit the story exactly ...

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Der Anfang
German edition of The Beginning
written by Paula Carballeira
illustrated by Sonja Danowski
published by Bohem Press 2014
36 pages, 22,5 x 28,5 cm
ISBN: 978-3855815418

Despite the cruel and devastating effects of a war, this poetic story is a message of hope and a tribute to picture books as instruments of peace: libraries as glowing beacons that fade in the shadow of violence, written and spoken words and drawn pictures as sustenance for our souls.
Once, there was a war.
When the war ended, we didn’t have a home.
“Never mind,” my mother said. “We have a car.”
So we lived in the car.
And from then on, we lived on the road ...

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The Beginning
written by Paula Carballeira
illustrated by Sonja Danowski
published by Kalandraka Editora Spain 2012
available in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, Galician, Basque, Catalan, Korean, Chinese and German language
36 pages, 22 x 22 cm
ISBN: 978-8484647805 English

Spanish title:
El Principio
ISBN: 978-8492608539

Italian title:
ISBN: 978-8895933399

Portuguese title:
O Princípio
ISBN: 978-9898205766

Punkte, Baum & Faltertraum
with 14 poems and 28 illustrations
written and illustrated by Sonja Danowski
published by Michael Neugebauer Edition 2012
36 pages, 34,5 x 25 cm
ISBN: 978-3865661630

English title:
Streams and Dreams
and Other Themes

translated by Anthea Bell
ISBN: 978-9881595423

Silver Medal 3x3 Magazine
of contemporary Illustration
Picture Book Show

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with a collection of watercolored drawings
written and illustrated by Sonja Danowski
handbound with cloth binding
limited edition 2008
120 pages, 48 x 33 cm

Junior Award 2008
Art Directors club Germany

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Little Night Cat
The Grass House
Perfume Village
Forever Flowers
The Beginning
Gift of the Magi
Streams & Dreams
Berlin Frequency
Excursion Flora
Market & Meals
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