THE FRIENDS CLUB
Le Club des amis- Sophie Guerrive - 18 x 23 cm - 56 pages - September 2020 - €12
BOLOGNA RAGAZZI AWARD 2021 - GRAPHIC NOVEL 9-12
“Watch out for cars and bad guys!” Crocus the snake gives his mummy a cuddle and sets off on an adventure… Along the way, he finds hazelnuts, apples, mushrooms, and makes a friend, Tulip the bear cub. The winter will be much nicer together, and the Rude Monster a lot less scary. Then, Violette the bird has a great idea… to set up a “friendship club”! In these short stories, the three little friends discover the world and grow up side by side. Who says “cric-crac-croc” when Spring comes? And what should they do when Tulip disappears? Their friendship grows stronger with each little challenge… and when things get too scary, Tulip’s mummy and her hazelnut tarts are never far! Sophie Guerrive brings her emblematic and endearing characters from “Tulipe” (3 volumes), a series for adults, back to life, and explores their childhood in a sweet book for young readers.
Sophie Guerrive is a comic strip author, illustrator and gallery owner in her own hometown of Marseille. She is notably known for her work Tulipe, a minimalist comic strip featuring a philosophing bear and his friends. In parallel to her refined strips, she has developed a style teeming with details inspired by medieval illumination, engraving and Japanese prints.
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"The Friend’ Club -A concentrate of regressive sweetness to slip into autumn. Sophie Guerrive takes the characters from her series "Tulip", and takes an interest in their young years in a book as heartwarming as elegant, perfect to warm the hearts of children and their parents. For children aged 5 and +."
“We quietly enter the cave of Tulip and his mother ready for winter, and we curl up alongside the teddy bear quickly joined by his new friends. For naps as delicious as honey toast, for walks full of mystery under the mountain, or scary stories about the strange creatures announcing spring. Without denying the originality of her tone, nor sacrificing adventure at all costs, Sophie Guerrive has succeeded in investing a new field in her world, dedicated to curious children in search of stories that evoke more than they highlight. We want more!”