3 and up
27 X 24 cm Hardcover
CAN $ 20,95
My Parents For Life
by Elsa Devernois & Barroux
Nathan wants his sister to be returned to her native country. And himself, where does he come from? An illustrated discussion on the true meaning of the word "parents".
Themes: adoption, brothers, sisters
Elsa Devernois followed scientific and cinematic studies before finally turning towards a career as a writer for youth. For the past twenty years she has published, with various publishing houses, over 200 stories of all genres, sometimes tender, sometimes funny, for children from the age of nine months to fourteen years. Some of them have received prizes (the Picture Book Prize of Brive, the Bernard Versele Prize, the Michel Tournier Prize, the Bouille Prize of Readers). Others have been made into live shows for a young audience (notably in Japan). She finds her inspiration everywhere: in newspapers and through watching the people live around her.
She loves traveling and bringing her career to be discovered beyond the borders.
Born in Paris, Barroux spent most of his childhood in northern Africa.
Upon returning to France, after several years of art school, Barroux became an artistic director for publicity agencies. Several years later, he flew the nest and set up in Canada, then in the United States, and began a brilliant career as an illustrator for the press and for youth literature. He has worked for numerous magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and he has published several works for children, notably with Viking Pengujn Books.
Spurred on by the taste of colours and of fantasy, Barroux works on his illustrations in a traditional manner, blending linoleum engraving, graphite, acrylic...
Mr Jeans' Giant Cherry received the Enfantaisie Prize in 2005. Extraordinary Pets, published by Blue Apple Books, won the Golden Awards 2011 New York Book Fair.