tag: identity


9 octobre, 2015 Posted by Emilie
Yasuke, by Frédéric Marais At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Africa, lived a young slave who had no name. No one had ever given him one. He ran away from his village and found work on a ship, crossing the seas to Japan, where the most extraordinary destiny awaited him. With great literary and graphic skill, Frédéric Marais tells the true story […] Read more»

Pablo and His Chair

11 mai, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Pablo et la chaise, by Delphine Perret An initiatory tale to help discovering the pleasure of being oneself. As a birthday gift, Pablo receives a chair. This makes him angry, and he locks himself in his room with his present, determined not to sit on it. But then he starts playing around with the chair […] Read more»

The Source of Days

22 septembre, 2014 Posted by Hannele
La source des jours, by Mélanie Rutten This is the story of a dancing shadow, a dreamy deer, an inquiring book, and many other encounters along the river. In this prequel to L’ombre de Chacun, Mélanie Rutten tells us about the past of her characters, in a story both intimate and universal. Her superb illustrations […] Read more»

Their Own Shadows

25 février, 2014 Posted by Hannele
L’ombre de chacun, by Mélanie Rutten This is the story of a melancholy deer, a sporty cat, a little lost soldier, a rabbit that isn’t big enough and a silent shadow. Their paths cross and they walk together toward a mountain, near a volcano, with an underground river and under the starry vault…A coming-of-age story, […] Read more»

That's what Children are like

16 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Un Enfant, c’est comme ça! by Alain Serres and Silvia Bonanni What are children like? This highly imaginative collage book attempts to define what it means to be a child, both seriously and with humour. A strong text that can be read aloud, even claimed if necessary… so that everybody can hear! A continuation of Rue […] Read more»

And if all this Was just a Dream

16 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Et si Tout ça n’était qu’un rêve, by Thierry Lenain and Irène Bonacina Radhija is a girl who wonders: “and if I was just someone’s dream, of someone who dreams? And when he wakes up, I may not exist anymore… ». She thus asks her mother, her father, her cat and the president, each time digging […] Read more»

The Child Who Could Read the Animals

12 novembre, 2013 Posted by Hannele
L’enfant qui savait lire les animaux, bestiary illustrated by Zaü, text by Alain Serres A captivating book for animal lovers and art enthusiasts. Zaü’s animals all have a powerful presence and exude a quiet serenity. Accompanied by a few simple words, these ink drawings capture the essence of humanity and the silence of vast, open […] Read more»

Mr 100 Heads

17 juillet, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Monsieur cent têtes, by Ghislaine Herbéra Mr 100 Heads has a rendez-vous. He tries on all the heads in his wardrobe without being able to decide which one to wear. The arrival of his girlfriend will put an end to this trying on exercise… This book is also a charming inventory of 100 world masks. A […] Read more»


22 janvier, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Fanfan,  by Marie Sellier and Iris Fossier Fanfan is different. He’s not an ostrich like his parents… He’s an elephant! But he doesn’t know what an elephant is. He goes to explore the savannah and discover. When he finally meets with animals of his kind, they are offended at his simple question: « Are you an elephant? ». Fanfan is a tale about family and identity. A funny Read more»