BABEL - THE BIG BOOK OF RELIGIONS

Cité Babel - le Grand livre des religions – Pascale Hédelin & Gaëlle Duhazé  - 2015 - non fiction  - 7 years and up - 4 independently cut floors spiral bound - 16 x 40 cm - 30 p. - 16,50 €


Using simple words to describe each religion, this book attempts to bring to light their common features instead of their differences and emphasizes the importance of living together.
In the Babel building reside 3 families of different faiths : 1 Muslim, 1 Jewish and 1 Christian. Below,is Mister Felix’s grocery store, he is atheist. 4 floors (like 4 mini books), 4 seasons during which we follow each family in their customs, celebrations, traditions, and diets. This book also breifly introduces other religions such as Buddhism or Hinduism.

'An attractive book, in the shape of a building, where you can take a sneaky peek next door!'

–Nathalie Riché - L'Express

'The whole thing is a joyous mix, recounted with illustrations full of care.' 

– A. Tariel – Mon Quotidien

'At a time when religion card is so often played as an excuse to 'go to war', this book suggests we take a look at what we've got in common and value the importance of living together peacefully.'

– Valérie Expert et Gérard Collard – France Info

'With pages to turn on each level, stories that follow the changing seasons and warm, detailed ilustrations Cité Babel is a pedagogic jewel to aide understanding monotheistic religions and their practices. And just like that, we can all live together.'

– C.Gé – Libération

Prix  Sorciére 2016 – France

10,000 Copies sold in France

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