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A selection of kids' albums: stories by Michael Escoffier

Michaël Escoffier was born in France in 1970 and lives in Lyon, with his wife and two children. We hold more than twenty of his books at the Quentin Blake Library. The librarian picked three of them.


Kevin is a princess. Others can laugh at him, Kevin doesn’t care. Kevin is a princess, period. His sister lent him a dress, heeled shoes, jewellery. He borrowed his mum’s make-up, and now, Kevin is a princess. He doesn’t see the wrong in dressing up like that. One dresses up to stay incognito. Otherwise, there’s no point in dressing up. And anyway, who decided only girls could dress up like princesses?

A refreshing picture book illustrated by Roland Garrigue and published in 2018 by Glénat jeunesse.


If you ever find a cloud, you might want to keep it for yourself. But clouds are wild creatures that need freedom…

A tender tale illustrated by Kris De Giacomo and published by L’Ecole des Loisirs Kaléidoscope in 2018.


Charlotte loves her parents, even though they are not her real ones. Indeed, Charlotte comes from another planet. From times to times, she remembers it. There, she could do whatever she wanted. How delightful! Her Earthian parents don’t understand and spend their time giving her absurd orders: eat, tidy up, clean yourself, do your homework, sleep. Hence, Charlotte has decided to get rid of them. To do so, isn't all she needs a magic box and a wand?

A colourful picture book illustrated by Matthieu Maudet and published in 2017 by L’Ecole des Loisirs.

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