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3+ Fabulous Five French Friday friendship guest posts in translation Marianne Dubuc Sarah Ardizzone

FRENCH FRIDAY FABULOUS FIVE! Marianne Dubuc presents Five Fabulous Books About Friendship

Today I am thrilled to welcome Marianne Dubuc for a French Friday/Fabulous Five mash-up, so to speak. Marianne is from Québec and is the author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed The Lion and the Bird, published by Book Island and translated from French by translator extraordinaire Sarah Ardizzone. The Lion and the Bird tells the story of an unlikely …

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FRENCH FRIDAY: Hélène Druvert & “Paris Up, Up and Away”

Take a night flight  in the Parisian skies alongside the Eiffel Tower , and enjoy the stunning sights. From bridges over the Seine to Notre Dame, from the Opéra to Paris’ famous department stores, Paris Up Up and Away (Paris s’envole, translated by Jill Phythian) is Hélène Druvert’s début picturebook and is a paean to the Ville Lumière, …

3+ A Picturebook A Week explorers in translation whales

A picturebook a week: Mr Miniscule and the Whale

Julian Tuwim (text) & Bohdan Butenko (illustrations) Pan Maluśkiewicz i Wieloryb,  translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Book Island) Translated children’s literature is still, sadly, a rather rare occurrence in this country, and though Library Mice tends to focus on children’s literature translated from the French, for obvious reasons, it is always with great joy …

9+ fairy tales French Friday guest posts in translation

FRENCH FRIDAY: The Good Little Devil – a special guest post

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales Pierre Gripari, with illustrations by Puig Rosado Le gentil petit diable et autres contes de la rue Broca, translated by Sophie Lewis (Pushkin Children’s Books) A French classic from the 1960s, this collection of thirteen eccentric short stories taps into our cultural heritage of fairy and folk tales and offers …

3+ French Friday French literature friendship Gabrielle Vincent in translation

Ernest & Celestine: The Picnic

Gabrielle Vincent “Ernest et Célestine vont pique-niquer”, translated by Sam Alexander (Catnip Publishing) Ernest has promised Celestine they will go on a picnic and the little mouse is very much looking forward to it. When it pours down with the rain the next day, Ernest cannot bear to see Celestine disappointed. So, undeterred by the torrential rain, off …