Picture Book

4 and up

21,5 X 19,5 cm

Hardcover CAN $ 18,95


by Angèle Delaunois & Jean-Claude Alphen

Amina wakes up with a jump.

There is a lot of noise outside, whistling, strikes of thunder, shouts. Flashes lightning light up her window and the smell of dust fills her nose. She is scared and holds tightly in her arms her blue teddy bear, the one who has accompanied her everywhere since she was very little. His name is KISSOU. Thus begins the long journey.

Themes: war, refugees, teddy bear

The Author:

After a career in teaching, Angèle Delaunois became a full-time writer in 1989. At the same time, she directed several series of books with Éditions Héritage and Éditions Pierre Tisseyre. In October of 2003, she founded her own publishing label for youth: les Éditions de l'Isatis which has now existed for 17 years. Her bibliography currently includes 102 works for youth, adressed to diverse age ranges. Her first novel for adults should be published in 2020.

The Illustrator:

Jean-Claude Alphen was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1965. He spent his childhood in France, his father's native country, before returning to live in Brazil, his mother's native country. Trained at the ESPM of São Paulo (Advanced School of Communication and Marketing), he obtained his initial experience as an illustrator in the press, as a cartoonist.

His career in youth literature began in the 1990s, first as an illustrator, then as an author/illustrator.

Having authored thirty books, Jean-Claude has also published over one hundred picture books as an illustrator. Winner several times of the most prestigous prizes for youth literature in Brazil, his book SUPER was selected in 2018 by THE WHITE RAVENS. With D'eux, he has published "Adélie, Charlotte and the migration of the shorts" and "A Cat's Life".