I, A DUCK
Moi Canard - Ramona Badescu & Fanny Dreyer - €16 - 15.5 x 21.5 cm - 128 pages - Hardback - March 2016
Here is a beautiful adaptation of Andersen’s Ugly Duckling fairy tale: a monolog in seven acts.
I, a Duck is a cross between a picture book, a novel and a play. As the duckling grows, it finds its place – the duckling becomes a swan. This coming-of-age story favours emancipation over pity and challenges the established order.
Instead of adopting a classic layout, the book alternates several pages of text with several pages of illustrations. Fanny Dreyer’s illustrations – delicately audacious watercolours – abound with mysterious forms of nature, including grass, flowers, stones, as seen from the duckling’s viewpoint. A poignant new voice for the Ugly Duckling.