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Salvador - Richard Marnier & Julia Wauters  - 21.6 x 21.6 cm - 48 pages - October 2021 - €19.90

Don Carlos is an avid musician and a violinist in a famous quartet. Camille is a beautiful and renowned singer. Together, they find an odd-looking egg at a flea market. When it hatches, a sort of chick comes out… with lots of teeth. They call it Salvador. The little dinosaur becomes their baby, and they love, nurture and cherish him. But the other children don’t want to play with him. So, he takes refuge in music and becomes a piano prodigy at an early age.

Salvador is a magnificent fable by Richard Marnier about differences, music and friendship, in which a little dragon becomes a great pianist. Julia Wauters’ illustrations add a striking strength and depth to this sensitive (but funny) text. A beautiful picture book!

Richard Marnier is an artist and children’s book author. After graduating with an Arts degree from the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, he began to work as a visual artist, mixing sculptures and drawings, and enjoys playing with the codes of writing and art. He also writes stories and creates picture books for children. His work is published by several different publishers, and he designs travelling exhibitions based on his picture books for libraries, book fairs and museums.

Julia Wauters studied textile and silkscreen printing at the Duperré school in Paris. She then graduated from the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg with a degree in illustration. She set up a little silkscreen workshop a few years ago with Yoko Homareda and Caroline Dall’ava.