Author(s): Sophie Strady
Memory and meaning are at the heart of this oversized, content-rich picture book celebrating the life of Marcel, a soulful elephant. From the towering buildings outside his window and his recollected world travels, to the friends, flora, and fauna that flourish around him, Marcel finds significance in his surroundings and, most importantly, in life's abundant details. Marcel is writing an encyclopedia, after all, and his entries are featured in full-page spreads packed with facts, elegantly situated alongside the story of his day and his life. Part story and part miscellany, this unforgettable book with dream-like illustrations will transfix both parents and children.
"Younger children will enjoy the detailed pictures and older children will enjoy hunting for connected facts."--Library Media Connection
Sophie Strady is an author living in Paris, France. Jean-FranCois Martin is an illustrator of numerous French picture books. His book, Fables, won the Bologna Ragazzi Fiction Award. He lives in Paris, France.