Does it make sense to start talking about books presenting a children’s book? I asked myself this question. The answer is simple; it makes sense because it’s a book about books and their importance in our lives.
Normally, this book is meant for young readers but being young is a state of mind. Whatever the age, you can find yourself in this book and find real pleasure viewing the illustrations. They are simply splendid and outside the common paths used in children books. Many of them are decorating the wall of my room!
It took them 8 years to collect all these letters (121) addressed to young readers by all kind of personnalités (artists, musicians, Scientifics, writers, philosophers, entrepreneurs…) of our era. Letters that talk about how sage books are, but also how playful, amusing, instructive or revealing they can be for our lives.
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- At the bookstore in Paris called WHSmith near the Place de la Concorde in Paris
Don’t be discouraged with the English, it’s not that complicated and it’s always more fun to read something in the original version ;)
I hope that you will love it as much as I did!
Bien à vous,