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Created in 1988, Motus publications, established in the Manche region of France, under the aegis of François David, first published poetry for adults before gradually working their way towards literature for youth, which is now their main activity.

 

Motus naturally interweaves its poetic spirit into its prose, and a series from its catalogue is also dedicated exclusively to poetry. Since 2019 Pierre Lenganey has become the new Publisher and with the help of the editor in chief Emilie Bouvet, the Motus adventure continue!

Its production displays great diversity as well as extraordinary creativity. Traveling beyond the beaten paths, Motus enjoys surprising, whether it be in publishing poetic picture books or book-objects. A freedom and creative spirit that the authors and illustrators share with this small-in-size yet great publisher.

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Picture Books

by various artists

Grandfather Butterfly

Grandfather Butterfly

by Franck Achard& Evanne Dufeil

Always, Often, Sometimes

Always, Often, Sometimes

Simon Priem & Emmanuelle Halgand

The Kerfuffle

The Kerfuffle

Rémy Benjamin & Geoffrey Delinte

Everything Changes

Everything Changes

by Tony Durand

The Little Red Round Capon

The Little Red Round Capon

by Claude Marie & Vanessa Hié

So Happy!

So Happy!

by François David and Jean Mallard

Bird Hand

Bird Hand

by Benoît Lemennais & Marianne Ferrer

Everything that matters

Everything that matters

by Karin Florman & Aurélie Lahaud

The Thoughts of Spots

The Thoughts of Spots

by Marc Solal & Mathieu Sauvat

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

by Tony Durand

Chamalla

Chamalla

By Claude Burneau & Alessia Bravo

Chinchillas sleep a lot

Chinchillas sleep a lot

by Joëlle Ecormier and Brunella Baldi

Growing up

Growing up

Élodie Brondoni

The Prickly Softness of Daddy's...

The Prickly Softness of Daddy's...

Alice Brière-Haquet & Sylvie Serprix

Nasr Eddin Hodja, a funny idiot

Nasr Eddin Hodja, a funny idiot

Jean-Louis Mauny & Henri Galeron

Mo-Mo

Mo-Mo

Mickaël El Fathi

The Little Girl Who Walked On The...

The Little Girl Who Walked On The...

Christine Beigel & Alain Korkos

A few flutters of wings

A few flutters of wings

Mickaël El Fathi & Pierre Pratt

Curious Animals

Curious Animals

François David & Henri Galeron

Red

Red

Alice Brière-Haquet & Elise Carpentier

The Lady Selling Winds

The Lady Selling Winds

Agnès de Lestrade & Joanna Boillat

Mrs. De Punchinello’s Secret

Mrs. De Punchinello’s Secret

Julie Lannes

Sugar On Your Head

Sugar On Your Head

Thomas Vinau & Lisa Nanni

Laya's Water

Laya's Water

Mickaël El Fathi

It's much too long to tell

It's much too long to tell

Isabelle Damotte & Monica Barengo

Books

Books

Christos & Lilie Chemin

The Whale of Bus Nr 29

The Whale of Bus Nr 29

Christine Beigel & Alessia Bravo

High Tide

High Tide

Valérie Strullu

Amusing Poems

not necessarily with rhymes

ça gazouille

ça gazouille

The Hippopotamus' Shoes

The Hippopotamus' Shoes

by David Dumortier and Pierre Pratt

La petite voix de la ficelle

La petite voix de la ficelle

by Thierry Cazals and Joanna Boillat

By the Light of the Night

By the Light of the Night

by Janine Teisson and Joanna Consejo

A Dog's Name

A Dog's Name

François David & Henri Galeron

An Elephant in Paradise

An Elephant in Paradise

Thierry Cazals & Ana Yael

The Ratty Rap

The Ratty Rap

Michel Besnier & Henri Galeron

My Hens Can Speak

My Hens Can Speak

Michel Besnier & Henri Galeron