Marcel by Eda Akaltun


Written by Eda Akaltun
Illustrated by Eda Akaltun


Marcel by Eda Akaltun

Marcel, a French Bulldog, is a New Yorker through and through--he and his human know the best spots, especially in downtown Manhattan. But when a new human suddenly enters their lives at Central Park, they're spending all their time in 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? Find out what happens between this Frenchie and the new human in his life in a story where change can be good and bring new adventures! This touching picture book is a nice way to help a child understand a parent's new partner or spouse.


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. --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

About the Author

Eda Akaltun is a New York-based 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.

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40 pages


Eda Akaltun
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Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st June 2016



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