‘Born with Wings – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu’

by Bianca Gubalke

A Book for Young Readers of All Ages

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Short Book Description

Title:        BORN WITH WINGS
Subtitle:  The Immortal Life of Piu Piu
Author:   Bianca Gubalke

Short Description:

Would YOU be afraid if there were nothing to fear?

Set in a land of shifting realities – the Western Cape coast of South Africa, between Nature’s paradise and a ruthless world – and based on the heartbreaking true story of a human-animal bond, this magical journey reveals how one powerful young girl with her enigmatic cat and the wild creatures who are her constant guides, join in the ultimate adventure: to reveal the mystery of the invisible world.

‘BORN WITH WINGS’ is Book 1 in the trilogy ‘Dance Between Worlds’.

Available on Amazon:
Paperback:      http://amzn.to/2ePTfQH
eBook:              http://amzn.to/2eNpCgf
Audiobook:     http://amzn.to/2ePOpTP   (also on iTunes, Audiobooks, Overdrive a.o.)

Website:           http://BiancaGubalke.com
Blog:                 http://BiancaGubalke.com/blog

Audiobook Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI57Jm94oxM


ISBN: 978-0-620-71491-4  (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-620-71492-1  (eBook)
ISBN:  978-1518936135 (Audiobook – library)

ISBN:  978-1518936128 (Audiobook – retail)


Publisher’s Cataloging-in-Publication data


Names: Gubalke, Bianca, author.

Title: Born with wings : the immortal life of Piu Piu / Bianca Gubalke.

Series: Dance Between Worlds.

Description: Cape Town, South Africa: ARTEBY Publishing, 2017.

Identifiers: ISBN 978-0-620-71491-4 (pbk.) | ISBN 978-0-620-71492-1 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Human-animal relationships–Fiction. | Reincarnation–Fiction. | Future life–Fiction. | Mysticism–Fiction. | Spirituality–Fiction. | Liminality–Fiction. | Girls–South Africa–Western Cape–Fiction. | Western Cape (South Africa)–Fiction. | Magic realism (Literature) | BISAC FICTION / Magical Realism | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism | FICTION / Coming of Age | FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical

Classification: LCC PR9369.4 .G82 I46 2017 | DDC 823.92–dc23



The Librarian’s Guide

A Book for Young Readers and those Young at Heart
(as of Age 12 according to FRY Graph Readability Assessment)



Book Trailer


“Use your wings and fly, no matter what others say!”

Quote from ‘BORN WITH WINGS – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu”


Who am I? Where do I come from? Why do I live this life? Where do I go when I die?

BORN WITH WINGS dives into the mystery of existence by drawing us into a space without boundaries, without fear or pretense, a universe where we know who we are and have free choice to create and explore. It is here that Anata decides upon an unusual new life adventure, but when she literally falls from heaven to earth at the feet of an inquisitive African child called Pippa, and their journey together begins, her memories disappear.

First, life is happiness. It seems like a dream – until she awakes, locking eyes with her enemy, Charlot, who makes the gruesome pledge to take her life before she turns three.

Suddenly, time is limited. Fear tells her there’s no escape – but her intuition says there is . . .

Each life is a leap of faith. You leave home and you venture into the Unknown. And while you discover a world brimming with darkness and light, you realize who you are. This is your only chance: what you are the vibration of, appears; the rest remains unseen.

“Would you be afraid if there were nothing to fear?

Quote from ‘BORN WITH WINGS – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu”


“BORN WITH WINGS – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu”

Trim size: 5,5 in x 8,5 in – 236 pages
PUR bound with drawn-on cover

ISBN: 978-0-620-71491-4 (print)


Bianca Gubalke is an award-winning storyteller and artist, a certified translator, teacher, passionate gardener and metaphysics student.

Born in Namibia, she grew up with a fascination for wildlife, natural healing and art. Her first poem was published when she was twelve. Her studies – including an advanced degree in France and Germany – led to twenty-five exciting years as filmmaker and screenplay writer for the European Film & TV industry. One of a number of awards she won included a screenplay-writing workshop with Inga Karetnikova, a film historian, author and film writing consultant in Boston, USA, and filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland.

Missing Africa’s sunshine, magic and music, she returned to live in nature again with the whole world at her email doorstep. Over the past few years, she co-authored a number of educational books for a German publisher, and completed her magical realism novel, ‘BORN WITH WINGS – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu’, Book 1 in the  ‘Dance Between Worlds’ series. She is currently working on Book 2.

She lives in Noordhoek, South Africa, with her husband, at least two cats, and the world’s most curious Cape cobra who occasionally coils in her paper basket pretending she’s not there.

“What you are the vibration of, appears.”

Quote from ‘BORN WITH WINGS”


The original title of the book was “The Immortal Life of Piu Piu” (358 pages). When the book was reformatted to lower the page count and price, the title was changed to “BORN WITH WINGS”  with the Subtitle being: “The Immortal Life of Piu Piu” (236 pages). We apologize for any confusion – but we went the extra mile to offer the best reading experience! In each book, you will find a special download gift from the author: a beautiful photo companion that leads the reader directly into Piu Piu’s magical garden within the so-called “richest floral kingdom in the world”.



Example text page softcover print version (color)

ISBN: 978-0-620-71491-4 (print)


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Bianca Gubalke Contact Details – Author of ‘The Immortal Life of Piu Piu’
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