Anglais The rooster of Notre-Dame : a children's book inspired by the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris (édition en anglais)


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One of Paris's iconic symbols comes to life in this picture book that explores the tragic 2019 fire that destroyed parts of Notre Dame Cathedral as well as the heroic efforts to save the building and its valuable history. Gorgeous full-page illustrations take readers to the top of the cathedral, and into the studios of restoration artists, to tell a story of how Paris's famous rooster nearly perished and was brought back to life to keep watch over the city.

From his perch atop a weathervane, the copper rooster enjoys one of the best views in Paris-even if the wind does blow him around a bit. But one fateful day a fire breaks out. Sirens sound, firefighters unroll their hoses, and the flames lick at his feathers. The rooster plunges to earth, crying out for his beloved partner Esmerelda. Gravely injured, he is discovered under the rubble by a worker who carefully lifts him out of the wreckage and brings him to a busy workroom. Will he be healed? Will he live to preside again over the city he loves, and in the company of Esmerelda? With sweeping views of Paris, dramatic scenes of the devastating fire, and fascinating insights into the restoration process, this storybook helps kids appreciate the historic and symbolic significance of buildings such as Notre Dame. An illustrated appendix provides background information that readers of every age will find useful.

Rayons : Jeunesse > Livres illustrés / Enfance (+ de 3 ans) > Albums

  • Auteur(s)

    Géraldine Elschner, Rémi Saillard

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  • EAN


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  • Nombre de pages

    32 Pages

  • Longueur

    32.9 cm

  • Largeur

    24.8 cm

  • Poids

    550 g

  • Lectorat

    3/6 ans

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Relié  

Géraldine Elschner

  • Naissance : 6-10-1954
  • Age : 69 ans
  • Pays : France
  • Langue : Francais

Née dans une ville frontalière du Nord, de père allemand et de mère française, Géraldine Elschner vit aujourd'hui en Allemagne. Auteur de nombreux albums aux éditions Nord Sud, elle reste très attachée à sa région natale ; et a voulu dans ce premier roman lui faire un clin d'oeil.

Rémi Saillard

Rémi Saillard est diplômé des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg.
Il s'amuse à proposer des techniques variées, la gravure, la plume ou l'encre. Son trait vif et stylisé, ses couleurs franches donnent un coup de folie ainsi qu'une grande poésie au texte. Il a notamment publié des albums chez Nathan, Actes Sud junior, Didier Jeunesse.