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About Djaïli Amadou Amal and Fabienne Kanor ONLINE @ University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa @Georgia State University in Atlanta, @University of Iowa @Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States - Atlanta Office.

A Mother Is a House

Aurore Petit | Translated by Daniel Hahn

This crisp and contemporary picture book in verse offers a unique baby’s eye view of the first year, from birth to first steps.

A mother is a nest, a vehicle, a mirror… The baby sees their mother in every aspect of their day. As the pages go by, the child grows. The mother who was a refuge becomes a road, a story and a show. On the final page, the child is ready to take their first steps. Because a mother is a home that you carry inside you forever.

A Mother Is a House looks through the baby’s eyes for an unexpected and affecting picture of parents and home—shown through bright, contemporary illustrations and special inks.

Aurore Petit is one of a new young generation of French illustrators to emerge from the influential School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. She lives in Paris.


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“This baby’s view of a mother contains funny observations and juxtapositions, and the kind of unexpected truths you find in poetry—A Mother Is a House is truly original”—Julia Marshall, Publisher

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