Belette, a seven-year-old girl, lives alone by the forest. One day, she discovers a gigantic rabbit, lying in the middle of the village nearby. Where does he come from? No one knows. Adults try to get rid of this annoying rabbit, while Belette makes him his friend. A beautiful tale about the fear of the unknown and the different ways of apprehending a strange event.
Nomination for Pépites 2020 from SLPJ de Montreuil ; Sorcières award 2021; Libbylit 2021.
•Age : From 4 years•Size : 16.5 x 22 cm•Volume : 48 pages•Price : 14€•ISBN : 978-2-930938-24-0
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With this story, full of enigmas, Marine Schneider creates a powerful album. Its strength lies in the poetry that animates it, in the atmosphere that emanates from this small village and in the presence of this little girl, generous and sensitive, close to her inner self. A fable about the fear of the unknown that intrigues.
A young illustrator, discreet but already noticed, who, by her sensitivity, her references and her virtuoso mastery of the children’s book, offers a new masterpiece to the genre.
Marine Schneider’s universe is curled up in a mysterious fantasy. This artist creates atmospheric albums that surprise and intrigue.
We find here with great pleasure the visual inventiveness of Marine Schneider, as well as her talent for open endings and stories with holes where the imagination of children can seep in.
To open Tu t’appelleras Lapin is to enter a timeless universe where the colors are those of a dream: both softer and deeper than one would dare imagine with open eyes.
There is no moral in « Tu t’appelleras Lapin » (Your name will be Rabbit), but rather a gentle juxtaposition of different attitudes in the face of the unknown and the overcoming of fear, its taming and finally its disappearance.
Marine Schneider is a young belgian illustrator. She has drawn since she could hold a pencil. The young Belgian illustrator received her degree from LUCA School of Art in Ghent.
Inspired by her travels, she tells stories with words and images, juggling with the colors of the many techniques she uses. Her graphic universe, already very constructed, rich and delicate, is a real delight.