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32 Pages, 8.625 x 11.5

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9789888341436

Rights: WOR

minedition (Oct 2017)

Price: $17.99


Everyone has the power to make a work of art come to life Pompon may be a statue of a white bear in a museum, but he has dreams like anyone else does. He yearns to break free and roam the world. Then one day a small boy comes to visit him, and the power of his gaze, his wonder, his love is enough to start a wondrous transformation. Could it be that Pompon just needs a young art lover's appreciation to journey all over the world? Inspired by the famous sculpture by François Pompon in the Louvre, this is a poetic, touchingly illustrated story that shows the power of imagination to bring art to life. 


"Charming and quiet, an invitation to children to stop and really regard art." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Geraldine Elschner is the author of many picture books including The Cat and the Bird, Funny Machines for George the Sheep, and Where is the Frog? Originally from France, she studied Germanic and Romance languages, and has translated scores of books, including The Nativity, The Three Kings, and Martin Luther, published by minedition. Joanna Bolliot is an illustrator of many books in her native France. This is her first book for minedition.