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Under the Umbrella

Under the Umbrella

Current price: $11.95
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pajama Press
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"Pithy poetry pairs with
artful illustrations....Memorable and instructive without a hint of
didacticism."--Kirkus Reviews ★ Starred Review
weather has never been worse. The man with the stormy heart is soaked and he's
going to be late His mood is as black as the sky. Outside a nearby patisserie, a little boy stands under
the shelter of its awning, gazing at the beautiful treats on display. When the
wind snatches the man's umbrella and drops it at the child's feet, can this
hasty curmudgeon slow down long enough for an unlikely friendship to blossom?Catherine
's touching debut in lyrical rhyme, accompanied by Marion Arbona's bold
and stylish illustrations, celebrates intergenerational friendship and the
magic of sharing. It also reminds children and adults alike that bright moments
can be found on even the gloomiest of days.

★ STARRED REVIEW "Pithy poetry pairs with artful
fantastical illustrations play with perspective, shape, and pops of bright
color that enliven scenes primarily composed of black, gray, and white.
Buquet's text is translated into well-crafted verse by Woods. Memorable and
instructive without a hint of didacticism."--Kirkus Reviews

★ STARRED REVIEW "Under the Umbrella is as sweet
and lovingly constructed as the brightest treat in a bakery window."--Quill & Quire

About the Author

Catherine Buquet has never forgotten the books thatmesmerized her as a child. After completing her studies in Modern Literatureand teaching for several years, she began writing stories for children, and isnow a full-time writer. Catherine has read countless stories: at bedtime andduring the day; at university, to her students, and to her own daughters. Under the Umbrella (first published inFrench as Sous le parapluie byéditions Les 400 coups) is her first picture book.Afterobtaining a diploma in animation at Les arts Décoratifs de Paris, Marion Arbona started working as achildren's book illustrator. With over thirty titles to her name. Marion is nowa three-time Governor General's Award finalist, and has also receivedrecognition in several international art competitions. Gouache and pencil areMarion's preferred media; her favorite gouache color is light cadmium red.Marion has been awarded several illustration prizes in the USA and in Canada, where she lived for ten years. She returned to live in Paris in 2015.