World KidLit Title Pick: Cici’s Journal (France) by Joris Chamblain and Aurelie Neyret

In a graphic novel interwoven with journal notes, scrapbook pieces, and doodles, Cici assembles clues about the odd and wonderful people she’s uncovered, even as she struggles to understand the mundane: her family and friends.

Author

Joris Chamblain was born on January 29, 1984. He stumbled into graphic novels when he was very little and decided at an early age that comics would be his career. Nowadays he devotes all his time to writing comics and books for kids, and even trying his hand at a novel. He and his many artistic collaborators have quite a few projects in the works.

Illustrator

Aurélie Neyret is an illustrator from Lyon, France. When she was little, she loved to hide away and read all night long, and—more than anything else—to draw! Today, her approach to life hasn’t changed much, and she works hard to bring her projects to fruition.

Reviews

“French illustrator Neyret’s delicate, finely worked portraits bring elegance to this pair of graphic stories.” – Publishers Weekly

“The lessons are breezy, but the art is sumptuous: Neyret’s naturalistic illustrations have marvelous depth, with dense color, dynamic movement, and a fantastic use of light and shadow.” – Booklist

Cici’s Journal
Joris Chamblain, Aurélie Neyret
Translated from the French by Carol Klio Burrell
2017, First Second
ISBN: 9781626722484

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