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French Friday: a new feature to showcase French children’s books in translation

Posted on Jun 1, 2012

© Quentin Blake, from Promenade de Quentin Blake au pays de la poésie française
Today, I am kick starting a new feature which I am hoping will be come a regular one on Library Mice.

One of my first ventures into blogging was a blog in French all about British books published in French (you can still see it here, if you are interested). This was easy as there are a lot of British books that make it across the Channel to France. Unfortunately, this is not reciprocated here and still few French books make it to British bookshop shelves, and I really want to promote those which do.
So to begin with, here is below a list of French books already reviewed on Library Mice:

* Jean-Pierre Arrou-Vigno & Olivier Tallec  – Rita and Whatsit

* Barroux – Mr Léon’s Paris
* Marc Boutavant – Around the World with Mouk
* Charlotte Moundlic & Olivier Tallec – The Scar
* Daniel Pennac – The Rights of the Reader
* Joann Sfar – The Little Prince: a Graphic Novel
* Hervé Tullet – Press Here
* Delphine de Vigan – No and Me

That’s all for the moment, but there is plenty more to come soon!


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    It is amazing how many French books I found once I started looking properly :0)
    Tate told me they are publishing another Boutavant book in the autumn, which is fab news.

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