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Clémentine Beauvais French Friday French literature in translation

FRENCH FRIDAY: Clémentine Beauvais on “Piglettes”, translations and French YA

Three girls. A summer holiday. One epic road-trip. And sausages. Piglettes (Pushkin Press) follows Mireille, Astrid and Hakima as they embark on a trip of a lifetime to reach, by bicycle, the Palais de l’Elysée on 14th July from their home in Bourg-en-Bresse. All have different motives for getting there, but they share the same motivation …

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Barroux ecology Francesca Sanna in translation Levi Pinfold Picture Book Carousel refugees Sam Usher Sarah Ardizzone

Picturebook Carousel: 2017 Greenaway Medal Longlist (4)

  The Journey Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books) The Journey explores the very current and heart-wrenching theme of people fleeing their war-torn home in a way that is pitched perfectly at the intended audience. Using traditional fairy-tale imagery (folksy artwork, dark forests, ogre-like figures etc), Sanna creates a narrative which deals with a powerful theme while …

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