Akissi by Marguerite Abouet
  

Synopsis

Akissi by Marguerite Abouet

Poor Akissi! The neighborhood cats are pursuing her to steal her fish, her little monkey Boubou almost ends up in a frying pan, and she's nothing but a pest to her older brother Fofana. But Akissi is a true adventurer, full of silliness and fun, and nothing will scare her or keep her quiet for long!

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Akissi was awarded a Kirkus Star! Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter.-Kirkus The vignette chapters give glimpses into Akissi's day-to-day life without needing to explain or justify, opening cultural horizons for young readers, who will identify with the feisty protagonist.-The Horn Book Akissi has a distinctive African feel [...] The stories have a tendency to feel a little staccato in a similar way that many African stories are written [...] It also feels kind of raw and earnest which I really love. [...] I found this a very charming, fun read and I love the illustration. I want more Akissi stories [...]--Bitches With Books Akissi was awarded a Kirkus Star! Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter.-Kirkus The vignette chapters give glimpses into Akissi's day-to-day life without needing to explain or justify, opening cultural horizons for young readers, who will identify with the feisty protagonist.-The Horn Book Akissi has a distinctive African feel [...] The stories have a tendency to feel a little staccato in a similar way that many African stories are written [...] It also feels kind of raw and earnest which I really love. [...] I found this a very charming, fun read and I love the illustration. I want more Akissi stories [...]--Bitches With Books Akissi was awarded a Kirkus Star! Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter.-Kirkus The vignette chapters give glimpses into Akissi's day-to-day life without needing to explain or justify, opening cultural horizons for young readers, who will identify with the feisty protagonist.-The Horn Book Akissi has a distinctive African feel [...] The stories have a tendency to feel a little staccato in a similar way that many African stories are written [...] It also feels kind of raw and earnest which I really love. [...] I found this a very charming, fun read and I love the illustration. I want more Akissi stories [...]--Bitches With Books Akissi was awarded a Kirkus Star! Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter. -Kirkus The vignette chapters give glimpses into Akissi's day-to-day life without needing to explain or justify, opening cultural horizons for young readers, who will identify with the feisty protagonist.- The Horn Book Akissi has a distinctive African feel [] The stories have a tendency to feel a little staccato in a similar way that many African stories are written [] It also feels kind of raw and earnest which I really love. [] I found this a very charming, fun read and I love the illustration. I want more Akissi stories [] Bitches With Books

About the Author

Marguerite Abouet was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 1971. At the age of 12, her parents sent her to live with her uncle in Paris in order to pursue her education. Following the tremendous success of her comics Aya de Yopougon, Marguerite Abouet is now dedicating all her time to her writing. She's also the president of a charity that she created to help children in Africa get better access to books. Mathieu Sapin was born in Dijon, France, in 1974. He studied in l'Ecole superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg before becoming a renewed illustrator for children's magazines and publishers in France. He's also the author of a comic for adults called Supermurgeman.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Marguerite Abouet
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st March 2013

ISBN

9781909263017


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