Thumbelina of Toulaba

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Thumbelina of Toulaba

By Daniel Picouly; Olivier Tallac (Illustrator); Claudia Zoe Bedrick (Translator)

Enchanted Lion Books, Hardcover, 9781592700691, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2007


A retelling of one of Hans Christian Andersen's most enduring fairytales--Thumbelina--set in Toulaba.

About the Author
Ne en 1948, Daniel Picouly a ecrit plusieurs romans, parmi lesquels "Le Champ de personne" (Grand prix des lectrices de Elle en 1995), "L Enfant Leopard" (Prix Renaudot 1999) et "Paulette et Roger" (prix Populiste en 2001). Il est egalement l auteur de livres pour la jeunesse.

Praise For Thumbelina of Toulaba

This retelling should be hailed for its positive depiction of a beautiful, heroic brown-skinned little girl. The metaphorical language, symbolism, and whimsy should appeal to many different readers on many different levels.” Multicultural Review

Highly recommended.” Assn. Region XI School Librarians, Ft. Worth, TX

This re-invention set against the background of Martinique is startling in beauty and mystery.... There is a fierce bravery in every brushstroke, and an explosive, expressive abandon of the conventions of the color wheel. The garden has taken over, and all we can say is: wow."

This would be a great selection to read aloud.” NE Maine Library District, Bangor, ME

Tallec’s bold, stylized illustrations reflect the exotic feel of the text.” School Library Journal