Marion Bataille

January 23-February 11, 2017
US Tour

Born in 1963 in Paris, Marion Bataille is a fantastically imaginative designer and a pionneer in pop-up books. A graduate from the Ecole supérieure d'arts graphiques, she started as a freelance graphic designer and a collage illustrator, and then became the artistic director of the cultural magazine Télérama.

Her 3D alphabet book was first published as Op-Up and presented at the Nigel Greenwood Gallery in London; it was then discovered by the publishing house Albin Michel, and became an international best-seller under the title ABC3D. With Ten, (Roaring Brook Press, 2011), and Numero (Chronicle Books, 2013), Marion Bataille continues her visually dazzling work on typography and numbers.

Selected Bibliography

- ABC3D, Roaring Brook Press, 2008
- Ten, Roaring Brook Press, 2011
- Numero, Chronicle Books, 2013

About ABC3D

(Roaring Brook Press, 2011)

Prepare to be amazed. From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U...
Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.

"Easily the most innovative alpabet book of the year, if not the decade... Beyond clever." — The Washington Post


- 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year
- Best gift book of the year, New Public Radio
- Notable children's book 2008, New York Times
- Most innovative book 2008, the Cuffies

Tour Program

Marion Bataille will perform workshops and visit bilingual schools, and is available for lectures in graphic design schools.

  • If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore, please fill out the application form and email it to Alix de Cazotte at

  • A special program for the Dual Language and Immersion programs in the US will be also offered. Schools will be contacted by the Educational Affairs Department.