Caleb's Cab by Sally Chomet
  

Synopsis

Caleb's Cab by Sally Chomet

From the Oscar-nominated and Bafta award-winning creators of animated films Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist comes a dark-edged comedy caper full of twists and surprises. From the Oscar-nominated and Bafta-award-winning creators of animated films Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist comes a hilarious, dark-edged comedy caper full of twists and surprises. Caleb's dad has vanished and only his abandoned taxi cab provides the clue to his last movements. But can Caleb solve the mystery of his missing dad before the greedy Money Mongers snatch him up - just like they did his best friend Myra? In a crazy world of eccentric characters and villainous greed, Caleb must put his foot down and drive for the truth! Sylvain and Sally Chomet bring their unique and cinematic art and storytelling to their first ever original children's book.

Reviews

A French tale with a twist of Dahl delights The Times 'A splendidly surreal cab-driving caper, full of screeching swerves. Kids crammed into cash machines, Franglais alternate dimensions, spendthrift mothers swilling sherry and a brave boy in a fake moustache

a perfect book for sharing and for re-reading. Books for Keeps Glossy pages and plenty of gorgeous colour illustrations make Sally and Sylvain Chomet's Caleb's Cab a good reading experience, even apart from the story. [...] This wacky, well-produced story is a treat for the nine=plus. Newbury Weekly News [...] a sumptuously illustrated dystopian caper [...] Original, dark and screwball, this is the first of a two-parter. Observer

About the Author

Sally Chomet is a writer with a professional background in both public relations and film production, working closely with her husband Sylvain Chomet on both Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist. Since then Sally has been writing full time whilst providing language services in both translation and teaching fields. Caleb's Cab will be her first published work. Sally (British) and Sylvain (French) met in Toronto, have been married since 2000 and live with their two young children in the South of France. Sylvain Chomet is a world-class animation film director and Bafta and Cesar award winner. He also has multiple Oscar nominations to his name for his films Belleville Rendez Vous (2004) and The Illusionist (2011). In 2013 Sylvain released, to critical acclaim, a live-action feature film called Attila Marcel which he wrote and directed. Most recently he has guest directed a 'couch gag' spot for The Simpsons ( Diggs episode featuring Daniel Radcliffe) and is collaborating with Michael Morpurgo on a BBC animated Christmas special scheduled for 2016.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
176 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Sally Chomet
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd November 2016

ISBN

9781406342277


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