Spend a day in France counting the dogs un-deux-trois, taking Doudou out for a walk, and playing until it’s time for bonne nuit. Author Evelyne Holingue and illustrator Margaux Carpentier draw on their young lives in France to create an authentic picture of modern French life.
Primarily English with French words used throughout.
Born in Normandy, Evelyne Holingue studied French literature at La Sorbonne in Paris before immigrating to the USA; while raising her bilingual family, she never stopped to write and teach. A published author of fiction for children and young adults, she is often invited to school and book events. Evelyne and her husband now call the Blue Ridge Mountains home.
Margaux Carpentier is an image maker and storyteller working mainly in London, sometimes in France, and further away. She creates pictures using a symbolic language, so each piece can be read by all, in many different ways. Her work is inspired by the infinite combinations of hues offered by the world; her images transcribe the choreography of living things. She works on varied projects, from large murals, installations and paintings to detailed book illustrations, and even toys!