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London Book Festival winner – The Adventures of Joe Fenek




FARAXA Publishing is pleased to announce that The Adventures of Joe Fenek, written by Graham Bayes and illustrated by Salvina Louise Aquilina, was awarded an honorable mention in the 2013 London Book Festival, in its category for children’s books. The London Book Festival brings to the attention of the general public books that deserve international attention.


The Adventures of Joe Fenek comprises six short stories about Joe Fenek – Joe Rabbit – and is part of the FARAXA Children’s Series. The stories in the book are Joe Fenek’s lucky escape, Joe Fenek’s good deed, Joe Fenek and the monster, Joe Fenek goes to the feast, Joe Fenek and the chocolate, Joe Fenek and the ghost. Meet Joe, therefore, and his animal friends Jimmy the rat, Digger the shrew, Tony the rat, Horace the horse, Mario the mouse and Spikey the hedgehog, all of which share in Joe’s adventures around the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo. Enjoy all the ways these animal buddies devise to get out of endlessly tricky situations, some of which can also be very sticky…..


The Adventures of Joe Fenek is available globally in paperback and ebook editions directly from our eStore, Amazon, the Book Depository and other major booksellers.




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New Title! Sbuħija Moħlija u stejjer ohra

shubija-mohlija-coverSbuħija Moħlija u stejjer ohra by Guy de Maupassant, translated into Maltese by Toni Aquilina.

One can say without hesitation that Maupassant professed neither a belief in religion nor in  a philosophy of life. However the pessimistic influence of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer can be felt very much within him. In this collection of short stories, this influence can be seen to stand out most in Minwett and Sbuħija Moħlija.


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New Title! Tommy and the Beauty of Reading

Maltese Title: Tommy u s-Sabih tal-Qari

‘Tommy u s-sabiħ tal-qari’ u rakkonti oħra għat-tfal by Patrick Sammut (Faraxa Publications, 2012, ISBN 978-99957-0-343-1), with colored illustrations by Salvina Louise Aquilina, comprises 20 short stories for children aged 9 to 11 years.

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Latest news from Faraxa Publishing

This year was our first as Faraxa Publishing at the Malta Book Fair and we are pleased to announce it was a success. Many people showed great interest in our books and we received several requests from authors and the general public for more publications. Authors of children’s books asked to submit their book proposals to us for publication consideration, while a second book of recipes is presently on our publishing short-list together with other translated works. We are looking forward with anticipation toward working with both our current and new groups of authors, to bring you more great books in the near future.

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Book launch of the German-Maltese-German Glossary

A picture of the panel presenting the book launch of the Glossarju: Germaniz-Malti / Malti-Germaniz at the German-Maltese Circle, Valletta, Malta.


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New Release – German-Maltese-German Glossary

glossarju-coverGlossarju: Germaniz-Malti / Malti-Germaniz by Ritianne Stanyer, Anthony Aquilina (ed.) and Alfred Scalpello. This Glossary, a new publication by Faraxa, is yet another indispensable tool for teachers, student-teachers, students of German as well parents who would very much like to follow their children's progress in the language and visit a German-speaking country. It is also the first of its kind in the history of German teaching in Malta, aimed specifically to cater for the needs of a Maltese public with each entry exploited to the full through its use in a complete sentence, rather than limited to its equivalent in the target language.

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More new books

Allattacco CoverAll-Attacco! Avvio all-esame d’Italiano ai livelli SEC, Intermedio ed oltre by Patrick Sammut (Faraxa Publishing, 2012, ISBN: 978-99957-0-335-6) is a workbook designed for students preparing to sit for the Matriculation exam in the Italian language. The aim of the book is to facilitate linguistic maturity in students by presenting them with the opportunity of decodifying and understanding several texts and passages.

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Stand of Faraxa Publishing at Malta Book Fair 2012

Below are some pictures of the bookstand of Faraxa Publishing at the Malta Book Fair 2012, showing an assortment of our books. The fair is being held at the Mediterranean Conference Center, Valletta, Malta (Europe), from November 7th through 11th.

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Offer during Malta Book Fair 2012



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We are at the Malta Book Fair 2012

Books of Faraxa Publishing will be at the Malta International Book Fair 2012. The fair will be held from Wednesday, 7th November through Sunday, 11th November 2012, at the Sacra Infermeria Hall, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta (Europe).

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