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Comic strip: Marion Duval bows out

“When we made three books, we said everything but it’s so pleasant that we don’t want to stop”, says Yvan Pommaux. Luckily for the kids, he hasn’t stopped drawing for six decades! At 75, he has even just signed an unpublished adventure by Marion Duval, twenty-five years after his birth in the pages ofAstrapi. A […]

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Molière, friend of children

“Genius punchliner. » This is how Astrid Chauvineau describes Molière in her mind-blowing edition of Bourgeois gentleman. In the margins of the key scenes, illustrated with a lot of humor, a cat dispenses, in an irreverent tone, comments to explain the situations to young readers. Then, an accompanying booklet reviews Molière’s “band of friends” (Corneille, […]

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What is transmitted through the tales

► “A family love of books” Joelle, grandmother of Antoine, 5 years old “I read stories to my grandson as I read to my children. These are often the same, moreover, the great classics, such as Little Red Riding Hood Where Cinderella. At home, my daughter has others, more modern ones, or CD-books, but personally, […]

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Why fairy tales speak to children

It’s a funny company. For centuries, Puss in Boots, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, but also ogres, monsters and witches have invited themselves to the house before sleeping, for the time of the “evening story”. Today like yesterday, at the time of tablets as at the age of evenings around the fire. Well almost. At the […]

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Versailles, land of youth novels

Kings and princesses have not finished making children dream. If more than 13,000 of them have visited the Palace of Versailles with their class since the beginning of the year, thousands of others travel there in their imagination through the many books which take the palace as a setting. Most of the novels, aimed at […]

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Art history for children

Barbapapa at the Louvre, The history of art in comics, The Great Book of Art Records, The Art Seekers… The children’s sections of bookstores are full of titles opening the doors to the artistic world. This enthusiasm follows the dynamism of cultural institutions, which have multiplied actions for young audiences over the past ten years […]