Marcel by Eda Akaltun
  

Marcel

Written by Eda Akaltun
Illustrated by Eda Akaltun

Synopsis

Marcel by Eda Akaltun

Marcel is a New Yorker through and through--he and his human know the best spots, especially downtown. But when a new human suddenly enters their lives, they're spending all their time uptown! Everything is changing and it looks like this new human isn't going anywhere. Why couldn't everything stay as it was? Why did things have to change?Eda Akaltun is a New Yorkbased illustrator and printmaker from Istanbul. Prior to her work with Flying Eye, her illustrations can be found in the Nobrow magazine, of which she is a founding contributor.

Reviews

One of Chickadee Lit's Best New Picture Books About New York City! This is a cute book about a french bulldog with illustrations that show you how big New York is, especially to a small dog. It's a fun read with a likable character. --The Book Faerie

Set against a wonderfully chic Manhattan backdrop of hip musicians and natty dressers, author Eda Akaltun uses an artistic mix of photography, decoupage and collage to give this comical dilemma a cool modern aesthetic. Its NYC location gives snapshots of some of the fun activities the city has to offer, from strolls in Central Park to ambling among the dinosaur relics in the American Museum of Natural History, while Marcel's character explores a gamut of emotions from happiness to anger and despair, before reaching a new acceptance of his hitherto unwelcome situation. --My Little Style File

This is a wonderful romp around an amazing city. Warm text with a dry, first-person [first-dog!] humour trails alongside cleverly-constructed imagery featuring our darling painted pup, collaged with black and white or hand-coloured photographs, patterns and textures. The result is a truly gorgeous visual journey that balances beautifully with typography. --Kids

--Book Bairn

Eda's graphic style really gives this book a modern contemporary feel that we haven't seen in picture books of this kind before. Using a combination of collage and photography, the book really brings New York to life for the reader.

In addition to being an ode to New York, Marcel is a powerful story about adjusting to change. It is the perfect picture book to introduce the idea of a parent dating someone new, which can be very difficult for young ones to understand. This picture book features simple text and lovely, graphic illustrations.

Young children will delight in the gorgeous illustrations of the cute little dog and will learn a lesson about accepting change and new people. I think Marcel would be especially relevant for children who have a parent in a new relationship. --Bermuda Onion

Eda Akaltun has created a cute lovable character in Marcel and her style of illustration is fantastic. --Let Them Be Small

--North Somerset Teachers

's Best New Picture Books About New York City! This is a cute book about a french bulldog with illustrations that show you how big New York is, especially to a small dog. It's a fun read with a likable character. --The Book Faerie

Set against a wonderfully chic Manhattan backdrop of hip musicians and natty dressers, author Eda Akaltun uses an artistic mix of photography, decoupage and collage to give this comical dilemma a cool modern aesthetic. Its NYC location gives snapshots of some of the fun activities the city has to offer, from strolls in Central Park to ambling among the dinosaur relics in the American Museum of Natural History, while Marcel's character explores a gamut of emotions from happiness to anger and despair, before reaching a new acceptance of his hitherto unwelcome situation. --My Little Style File

This is a wonderful romp around an amazing city. Warm text with a dry, first-person [first-dog!] humour trails alongside cleverly-constructed imagery featuring our darling painted pup, collaged with black and white or hand-coloured photographs, patterns and textures. The result is a truly gorgeous visual journey that balances beautifully with typography. --Kids'

--Book Bairn

Eda's graphic style really gives this book a modern contemporary feel that we haven't seen in picture books of this kind before. Using a combination of collage and photography, the book really brings New York to life for the reader. --Bookworm Baby

Young children will delight in the gorgeous illustrations of the cute little dog and will learn a lesson about accepting change and new people. I think Marcel would be especially relevant for children who have a parent in a new relationship. --Bermuda Onion

Eda Akaltun has created a cute lovable character in Marcel and her style of illustration is fantastic. --Let Them Be Small

's Best New Picture Book About New York City!

Set against a wonderfully chic Manhattan backdrop of hip musicians and natty dressers, author Eda Akaltun uses an artistic mix of photography, decoupage and collage to give this comical dilemma a cool modern aesthetic. Its NYC location gives snapshots of some of the fun activities the city has to offer, from strolls in Central Park to ambling among the dinosaur relics in the American Museum of Natural History, while Marcel s character explores a gamut of emotions from happiness to anger and despair, before reaching a new acceptance of his hitherto unwelcome situation. My Little Style File

This is a wonderful romp around an amazing city. Warm text with a dry, first-person [first-dog!] humour trails alongside cleverly-constructed imagery featuring our darling painted pup, collaged with black and white or hand-coloured photographs, patterns and textures. The result is a truly gorgeous visual journey that balances beautifully with typography. Kids'

Eda

Eda Akaltun explores family relationships so beautifully. This is the kind of thing we get asked for in the library often, and this will certainly be my go to book in helping children accept and understand change within the family. Book Monsters

This endearing new debut book by author Eda Akaltun is the perfect way to explore complex family relationships. Changes are a part of life and learning how to cope with them is really important. North Somerset Teachers'

. [] I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautiful picture books, silly and adorable puppies, or who will be expanding their family dynamic and need an aide to help breach such a sensitive topic. -The Plot Bunny Marcel is adorable and will win over every reader s heart. [] I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys beautiful picture books, silly and adorable puppies, or who will be expanding their family dynamic and need an aide to help breach such a sensitive topic. - The Plot Bunny

About the Author

Eda Akaltun is a New York based illustrator and printmaker from Istanbul. While studying illustration at Central Saint Martins in London, Eda developed a love for traditional printmaking and collage. Since obtaining an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in 2010, she has worked for a wide range of clients including The New York Times, Time, Wired, Herman Miller, Bafta, Krug Champagne and Pentagram NY among others, as well as taking part in a variety of exhibitions internationally. Most recently, Eda was commissioned by Steve Frykholm, the Creative Director of Herman Miller, to contribute a new artwork to an exhibition entitled 'Then x Ten: The Power of the Poster'. The exhibition is currently touring the Asia Pacific region. Eda's artwork depicting Charles and Ray Eames, with their plywood chair, is being displayed alongside vintage posters from the Herman Miller collection including the work of design 'greats' such as Don Ervin, John Massey and Linda Powell. As part of the commission Herman Miller have gifted a screenprint of Eda's work to MOMA and Parco Museum, Tokyo. Prior to her work with Flying Eye, her illustrations can be found in the Nobrow magazine, of which she is a founding contributor.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Eda Akaltun
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Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st June 2016

ISBN

9781909263758


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