1 garden, 3 children, 1 cat, 1 red ball, some birds…  

4 seasons and a multitude of stories to be invented.

by Irene Penazzi


Selected as one of “100 Outstanding Picture Books” for the exhibition at Frankfurt Book Fair 2019, curated by dPICTUS


“This large-format picture book without text features two girls, a boy and a clearing in the woods. The children set up a camp, make houses for the birds, climb trees, make a fire … until, when winter arrives, they go back the way they came. It is a rural idyll full of charm, which one feels invited to participate in. The drawings in coloured pencils, full of airiness, participate a lot in the joyful and soothing ambience of these big and soft green double page spreads.” – La Revue des Livres Pour les Enfants

Maison Eliza | hc | 48 pp | 230 x 320 mm | 2018 | 3+

Rights sold: Chinese (simpl.), German (Beltz & Gelberg), Italian (Terre di mezzo), Korean (JEI Corporation)

[original title: Dans le jardin]

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