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Illustrated by Hervé Tullet, By Vincent Brocvielle, Translated by Sarah Adams


96 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11 3/4

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: May 2007

ISBN 9781840595031

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Milet Publishing (May 2007)

Price: $24.95


Lush art and dialogue whisk readers away for an instant vacation

Intimate yet universal in its evocation of wistful days at the beach, this witty and evocatively illustrated book whisks readers off to the seaside while immersing them in the laziness and craziness of the beach. Humor, reflection, and observation are mixed in the beachgoers' dialogue that accompanies the movement of the art. Like a journal of a sun-drenched vacation, this vivid text with its surprising ear for dialogue—as if a microphone had been left lying on the sand—is always colorful and often comic, as it paints a portrait of humanity enjoying time out.

Author Biography

Vincent Brocvielle is an editor of art books and a former columnist for the French weekly Nouvel Observateur. Sarah Adams is a journalist and the translator of many books, including Just Like Tomorrow, The Rights of the Reader, Super H, the Who Am I? series, and Eye of the Wolf, for which she won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation. Hervé Tullet is the author and illustrator of numerous children's books, including The Five Senses, Night and Day, Pink Lemon, and Yellow & Round, and the illustrator of Alphabet Poem.