The glorious kingdom of Celeste One-hundred-twenty-third is on a cloud. It contains a beautiful castle, a village, and a happy people. It would, indeed, be a place of peace and celestial beauty if it had not been filled with things. Heavy things that might pierce the cloud and precipitate in village, castle, kings and subjects in the void. Is there a remedy to disaster? After carefully thinking of it, Celeste One-hundred-twentythird finds a solution: to throw away everything that is superfluous, all that exceeds the needs, all that is useless.
Once upon a time there was a story. The story lived in a book. The book belonged to a child. But the child was still not able to read. But he was very good at looking at pictures. So he already knew many things about: all interesting things. For example, there was a dog travelling in a green suitcase; a woman with a parrot on her head; and a cat was dancing on the front legs.
Little Lison is afraid. Why? She does not know. Mom and dad, uncles and cousins, relatives and friends, challenged by the little girl, try to reassure her and to understand what frightens her. Is it the wolf? No. The wolf lives in the woods, and is the nicest of creatures. Maybe the witch? No.The witch is just a sad old woman. Ghosts, spiders, bats, werewolves? Not at all! Those are not scary things for Lison. Not even death.
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What happens when a sheep is no longer herself? That depends. A reluctant Miss Timothy is sent on a trip, in search of herself, by Mr. George, the most handsome shepherd in the whole Yorkshire. So, one morning at dawn, we find her at the bus stop, ready to travel the world over. But, surprisingly, she discovers that the whole flock will travel with her. One hundred sheeps travelling together around the world, in search of something. A hilarious, philosophical and mild tale about the most fashionable imperative of our times: finding oneself..
Following the rythm of seasons, we find the wonderful beauty of fruits, flowers, animals with hair and feathers, snowflakes...
A playful and poetic book inviting children to turn the pages and open the flaps to discover the magic of nature.
Originally published in French by Les Grandes Personnes
A Christmas gift-book telling the magic history of the Christmas star; a concertina, almost two and a half meters long, where illustrations are created with a wealth of typographic letters and signs, and the text tells all the poetry of the star’s ride through the sky, high up above.
French rights sold to Éditions Notari.
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One of the most famous tales of the world reinterpreted through a modern eye. A classic of inexhaustible charm, Noah’s ark never fails to fascinate children and adults alike. Massimo Caccia is a masterful wordless storyteller: his clear and ironic style helps him tell children the adventures of dozens of animals marching toward the ark through the simple yet profound beauty of surfaces, lines and colours.
French rights sold to La Joie de lire.
There was a man who felt he was full of rain. «I have moisture everywhere,» he thought, and ashamed, because people love the sunshine, and when the weather is bad they snort, at best. One day, it was a very hot summer day, he passed by a garden. There he noticed a half-dried tree, so shabby it did not even complain any more.
Little Richard wants to be too late. But everybody is telling him he can’t: too late is too dark; too late is too cold: too late is all closed. And Richard is too little. So, it is impossible. Unless...Unless he finds three wonderful friends, whom will help him reach the land of Too Late. A relentless, funny, surreal fantastic tale on children’s immense desires: their insatiable lust for adventure and magic and, at the same time, their immense need for love and protection.