Louis I, King of the Sheep by Olivier Tallec
  

Louis I, King of the Sheep

Written by Olivier Tallec
Illustrated by

RRP £11.99

Synopsis

Louis I, King of the Sheep by Olivier Tallec

In a world in which books are under assault and have to compete with their digital counterparts, this book is a perfect example of what a book is at its best qua book. Here again, paper, texture and color are all lovely and worth investing in. Not just lovely, this book has a layered and provocative story that will prompt discussion and debate. If one takes the time to linger on these pages and look, there is a great comic sensibility at work here, one that has a point of view in a world of shrill opinion, broad humor, the rejection of nuance. In a contemporary world in which well being resides strongly in refusing indifference and the habits and comforts it provides, this story comes with a cause and a hope, in addition to a point of view. Of value here: the evident respect of children that threads throughout the pages.

Reviews

A witty, thought-provoking meditation on the seductiveness? and fleeting nature? of power. -- STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly Schoolyard Politics 101? in a picture book, one well worth having on the bookshelf. -- STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews It's a difficult lesson to impart even on the most intelligent and receptive of grownups, and one especially crucial in planting the seeds of good personhood in childhood, when we first brush with power dynamics in ways so real and raw that they can imprint us for life.[...] That's what French illustrator Olivier Tallec accomplishes with extraordinary humor, sensitivity, and warmth in Louis I, King of the Sheep ? one of the loveliest children's books I've ever encountered.

About the Author

The work of Olivier Tallec has been described as ? sensitive, ? stunning, ? breathtaking, and ? beautiful. Tallec wasborn in Brittany, France, in 1970. After graduating from theEcole Superieure d'Art Graphique in Paris, he worked inadvertising as a graphic designer, after which he devotedhimself to illustration. Since then he has illustrated morethan sixty books, nine of which have been published byEnchanted Lion.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Olivier Tallec
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Publisher

Enchanted Lion Books

Publication date

1st September 2015

ISBN

9781592701858


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