PAULINE, MY LITTLE HIDEAWAY
Pauline, une petite place pour moi - Anouk Mahiout & Marjolaine Perreten
- 24,5x 28,6 cm - 48 pages - Hardback cover book - CAN$22.95 - Summer 2020
With a story that highlights the importance of finding our place in the world, Mahiout and Perreten create a universe overflowing with reverie, sensitivity and tenderness. A poignant comic book, which deals with solitude, freedom and autonomy.
The eldest child of four, Pauline struggles to find her place in her family. She dreams of sailing off on a boat and running away from her crowded household. Fortunately, she has built a secret hideaway in her house. A quiet place, where she brings all of her precious belongings. There, Pauline can give free rein to her imagination, deeply nourished by her readings. She imagines dozens of wonderful places where she is as free as a bird.
Anouk Mahiout is an author and TV screenwriter who lives in Montreal, Quebec. She obtained a master's degree in literature in 2002 (Université du Québec à Montréal), then turned to television, where she worked as a producer and screenwriter for various broadcasts. In 2020, after a year of studying humorous writing (École nationale de l’humour), she created the Pauline series. Pauline, une petite place pour moi, the French edition of A Place for Pauline, won the Prix des libraires du Québec in 2021. She is now working on the animated version.
Marjolaine Perreten was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1990. After studying design and multimedia at ERACOM (École romande d'arts et communication, 2012), she learned animation by herself during many internships. Then she worked for various production companies and studied directing at La Poudrière (Valence, France, 2015). In 2017, she founded an animation film festival in Savigny, the first of its kind in the canton of Vaud (Switzerland). She currently works as a director, illustrator and multimedia designer.