Petronella Fortune

Stories about animals

by Dorothea Flechsig


When Petronella grows up, she wants to be study animals, so much is certain. She’ll travel to the Antarctic and cross deserts. With her binoculars in her hand, she’ll slither s silently as a snake over the dusty ground of the prairie and discover the most incredible animal stories that the world has ever heard. But until she can set off on her distant travels alone, she remains living in a small village. Here she knows everyone, and everyone knows her. That’s not so unusual because Petronella gets about all over the place, every day. And if anybody is going to discover something unusual, then it’s Petronella Fortune!

Rights Information

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Published in Germany in German, Spanish Language version is sold to all Counties in North-, Central- and Latin-America. Also published in Estonia in Estonian language.

Marketing Information

6.000 Copies sold. Good fictional entertainment for children with a feeling for nature and a sense of discovery. A successful blend of entertainment and education. Children are affectionately encouraged to deal with the topics of nature and the environment.


Petronella is a cheeky little bundle of energy, whose entertaining adventures encourage children to investigate nature and its (smallest) creatures. With her unusual discoveries, Petronella manages to illustrate bigger issues through small everyday wonders. LandKIND 

Petronella embodies the desire shared by many children to be free and independent, not just to go to school all the time, but to explore the world. Working group for youth literature and media, of the Union for Education and Science. Petronella Fortune is an inquisitive character who introduces children to animals. With Petronella, they learn that animals are not just soft and cuddly pets, but also gain an understanding of their vulnerability. The stories tackle serious issues, and almost always find solutions and positive responses to all problems which Petronella encounters. Daniela Schrudde, MD, Foundation for Species Protection.

Awards: A children’s atlas of Germany with Petronella won several prizes in 2014. EMYS, UN-Dekade Biologische Vielfalt, Klima-Buchtipp Akademie für Kinder-und Jugendliteratur

Author Biography

Dorothea Flechsig worked for many years as a journalist for various newspapers and magazines. Meanwhile she has published several novels, mainly for children. She has trained as a scriptwriter and teaches Creative Writing to adults and children.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: August 2013
  • German
  • 9783943030013
  • Germany
  • Hardback
  • Primary Price: 12.95 EUR
  • Pages: 112
  • Glückschuh Verlag, Germany / Data
  • Readership: Children
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 19,5x12,5 cm
  • Illustration: 40 colour illustrations
  • Biblio Notes: Originally published in Germany
  • Series: Petronella Fortuna
  • Series Part: 1