Innovative children's book author/illustrators Marc Boutavant (Around the World with Mouk) and Carin Berger (Unreasonable Rhymes) discuss their work, their influences, and the differences between French and American's picture book markets. The discussion will be moderated by Leonard S. Marcus, curator of The New York Public Library's landmark exhibition "The ABC of it: Why Children'’s Books Matter." The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

 

A wildly sought-after, award-winning author and illustrator, Marc Boutavant is not only a talented book creator,  but a regular contributor of editorial illustrations to international newspapers and magazines as well. He is best known for his book Around the World With Mouk and for two popular series, Ariol and Mouk, whose characters have each been adapted into an animated TV series. For years, he has worked with Emmanuel Guibert on their beloved donkey hero and the comic strip Ariol: Just a Donkey Like You and Me has recently been published in English by Papercutz. Boutavant’s characters, cartoons, and picture books have been him famous in France and popular throughout the world. Boutavant's new U.S. book Ghosts has just been published by Enchanted Lion Books. More info.

Carin Berger has designed book covers for all of the major publishers. Her first picture book, Not so True Stories and Unreasonable Rhymes, was published by Chronicle Books in 2004 and she has been writing and illustrating picture books ever since. She was awarded the Society of Illustrators Founder’s Award in 2006, The Little Yellow Leaf was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2008 by The New York Times and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant was named Best of Show in 3x3 Magazine's Children's Book Show. She lives with her family in New York City. Her website.

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world's leading writers about children's books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make-Believe; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; and Show Me a Story! A frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and the Horn Book magazine, he is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Currently living in Brooklyn, he teaches at NYU and is also on the faculty of the MFA Visual Narrative Program at SVA. His website.


This event is part of Marc Boutavant's U.S. Tour organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. You can see all events listed here: http://frenchculture.org/books/
This event is presented in partnership with the New York Public Library's series: Children's Literary Salon:Talks on Contemporary Children's Illustration.


 

New York Public Library, Berger Forum Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street New York, NY 10018

A Conversation with Marc Boutavant & Carin Berger

When
November 13, 2013 | 6:00 pm
Where
New York Public Library, Berger Forum
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

Innovative children's book author/illustrators Marc Boutavant (Around the World with Mouk) and Carin Berger (Unreasonable Rhymes) discuss their work, their influences, and the differences between French and American's picture book markets. The discussion will be moderated by Leonard S. Marcus, curator of The New York Public Library's landmark exhibition "The ABC of it: Why Children'’s Books Matter." The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

 

 

A wildly sought-after, award-winning author and illustrator, Marc Boutavant is not only a talented book creator,  but a regular contributor of editorial illustrations to international newspapers and magazines as well. He is best known for his book Around the World With Mouk and for two popular series, Ariol and Mouk, whose characters have each been adapted into an animated TV series. For years, he has worked with Emmanuel Guibert on their beloved donkey hero and the comic strip Ariol: Just a Donkey Like You and Me has recently been published in English by Papercutz. Boutavant’s characters, cartoons, and picture books have been him famous in France and popular throughout the world. Boutavant's new U.S. book Ghosts has just been published by Enchanted Lion Books. More info.

Carin Berger has designed book covers for all of the major publishers. Her first picture book, Not so True Stories and Unreasonable Rhymes, was published by Chronicle Books in 2004 and she has been writing and illustrating picture books ever since. She was awarded the Society of Illustrators Founder’s Award in 2006, The Little Yellow Leaf was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2008 by The New York Times and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant was named Best of Show in 3x3 Magazine's Children's Book Show. She lives with her family in New York City. Her website.

Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world's leading writers about children's books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make-Believe; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; and Show Me a Story! A frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and the Horn Book magazine, he is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Currently living in Brooklyn, he teaches at NYU and is also on the faculty of the MFA Visual Narrative Program at SVA. His website.


 

This event is part of Marc Boutavant's U.S. Tour organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. You can see all events listed here: http://frenchculture.org/books/
This event is presented in partnership with the New York Public Library's series: Children's Literary Salon:Talks on Contemporary Children's Illustration.

 


 

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