THE GREAT DEPARTURE
Le Grand départ - Charline Giquel - 21.5 x 26 cm - 36 pages - Picture book - Summer 2022 - EUR 14.50
Marin the puffin is sad. Tomorrow is the great migration. All the other little puffins at school are excited, but Marin doesn’t want to leave his beloved island. He packs his shell boat, hat, fishing net blanket and sardine sandwich in a little bundle. But when he goes to see his friend Pipette, she’s already gone. Suddenly, a huge gust of wind knocks him into the water, and he lands on a grumpy-looking seal, who steals his sandwich. Then he bumps into a gannet who can’t find his nest. Soon enough, Marin’s little bundle is empty… And when he finally finds his mummy who is looking everywhere for him, he explains: “I was saying goodbye to my friends!”. A tender, brightly-coloured seaside story, printed in pantones, with a strong theme: the difficulty of leaving what you love.
After studying at the Beaux-Arts d’Angoulême and then Bristol in the UK, Charline Giquel decided to specialise in printmaking, illustration and ceramics.