What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Marianne Dubuc and Olivier Tallec

h1 July 31st, 2015 by jules

“Who is in disguise?”
— From Olivier Tallec’s
Who Done It?
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“Ambassadors from far and wide would also
travel long distances to pay tribute to him, king of the sheep.”
— From Olivier Tallec’s
Louis I: King of the Sheep
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“It’s Monday, and Mr. Postmouse is starting his rounds. …”
— From Marianne Dubuc’s
Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds
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Today over at Kirkus, I write about two new picture books about the 50th anniversary of the historic Voting Rights Acts of 1965. That link is here.

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Today here at 7-Imp, I have some art from the three French imports I wrote about last week (here): Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds (Kids Can Press, August 2015), written and illustrated by Marianne Dubuc, as well as Louis I: King of the Sheep (Enchanted Lion, September 2015) and Who Done It? (Chronicle, October 2015), each written and illustrated by Olivier Tallec.

Enjoy the art. …


Art from Louis I, King of the Sheep:


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“The first thing Louis I thought was that
to govern, a king should have a scepter.”

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“Other than that, he would spend his time hunting,
chasing after deer, wild boards and, above all, lions.
But since there were no lions in his kingdom,
he would have them brought to him for his pleasure.”

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Art from Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds:


“… Then it’s time for lunch. Mr. Postmouse stops at his friend
Mr. Dragon’s for some barbecue.”

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“Mr. Postmouse lets nothing stand in the way of his deliveries.”
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“… At the Penguins’ place, it’s winter all year long. Brrrrr!”
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Art from Who Done It?:


“Who played with that mean cat?”
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“Who ate all the jam?”
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LOUIS I, KING OF THE SHEEP. First American edition published in 2015 by Enchanted Lion Books, Brooklyn. Translated from the French by Claudia Zoe Bedrick. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

MR. POSTMOUSE’S ROUNDS. English translation © 2015 Kids Can Press. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Kids Can Press, Toronto.

WHO DONE IT? Copyright © 2014 by Actes Sud, Paris. First published in the United States of America in 2015 by Chronicle Books, San Francisco. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

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3 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What I Did
Last Week, Featuring Marianne Dubuc and Olivier Tallec”

  1. WONDERFUL. Fun, beautiful, happy, inspiring. Thank you.

  2. These are wonderful! So fun – such great characters in all of them!

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