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Books

GASTON and PHILIPPE

Children’s books written and illustrated by Nadine Roeder
Blurb Inc., USA, Self-Publishing
2019 – 2021

Already as a child, I was enthusiastic about picture books and stories which inspire me until today. Thus, in 2017, my idea of the story about Gaston, the duck, and Philippe, the fox, who were destined to be great surf pals, was born. The two are the proud owners of the SURFING ANIMALS CLUB surf school. They teach their students all they need to know about surfing, for example, how waves originate or why currents can be dangerous in the sea. There never is a dull moment with their surfing students because there is always something exciting going on, regardless of whether it is a common surf session, a camping or hiking adventure, or just cozy evenings at the campfire. Together they live in their own little world, in idyllic Duckfornia, close to the sea. It’s a unique world of happiness and friendship.

Here you can meet the SURFING ANIMALS CLUB crew:

“GASTON and PHILIPPE – How a duck taught a fox to surf” is the first Surfing Animals Club book which has been published in 2019:
Gaston, the duck, lives by the sea and he is a passionate surfer. One day, he has a most unusual encounter. Philippe, the fox, desperately wants to learn to surf. Gaston teaches him, and they become best friends. Within a short time, they come up with a big plan, and the SURFING ANIMALS CLUB is born.

“GASTON and PHILIPPE – The Surf School” is the second book – published in 2021:
Gaston, the duck, and Philippe, the fox, are the proud owners of the SURFING ANIMALS CLUB surf school. They teach their students all they need to know about surfing, for example, how waves originate or why currents can be dangerous in the sea. The surfing friends are so eager to learn that they fail to notice the mysterious creatures that are watching them. And on top of that, someone gets into terrible trouble!

The books are available in the following languages: German, English, French, and Spanish.

You can order the books here – as well as in many bookstores worldwide:
GASTON und PHILIPPE – Wie ein Fuchs von einem Erpel das Wellenreiten lernte
GASTON et PHILIPPE – L’histoire du canard qui enseigna le surf à un renard
GASTON and PHILIPPE – How a duck taught a fox to surf
GASTÓN y PHILIPPE – Cómo un pato le enseñó a surfear a un zorro

GASTON und PHILIPPE – Die Surfschule
GASTON et PHILIPPE – L’école de surf
GASTON and PHILIPPE – The Surf School
GASTÓN y PHILIPPE – La escuela de surf