french children books


Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) 

French author and member of the Académie Française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty), and Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard). (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Illustrations from The Cinderella Fairy Book; containing: Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood, Drill of the A, B, C, Army. With Twenty-eight Colored Illustrations. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, 1881.

A box set of the first three books in the Elisabeth, Princesse à Versailles series by Annie Jay. The series consists of illustrated chapter books for children inspired by the youth of Elisabeth de France, younger sister of the future Louis XVI. There are currently 6 books in the series with a 7th coming in May 2017.

Je demande pardon aux enfants d'avoir dédié ce livre à une grande personne. J'ai une excuse sérieuse : cette grande personne est le meilleur ami que j'ai au monde. J'ai une autre excuse : cette grande personne peut tout comprendre, même les livres pour enfants. J'ai une troisième excuse : cette grande personne habite la France où elle a faim et froid. Elle a besoin d'être consolée. Si toutes ces excuses ne suffisent pas, je veux bien dédier ce livre à l'enfant qu'a été autrefois cette grande personne.
—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince.

La Reine des Neiges, et quelques autres contes, par Hans Christian Andersen.(1805-1875).
Illustrés par Edmond Dulac.(1882-1953).
L'Édition d'Art
H. Piazza. Paris.

Le jardin du Paradis

“La Fée écartant les branches de l'arbre se glissa dessous.”


The Adventures of Loki and Floyd (2015) | Published Children’s Book

My final college project was published in 2015. A 24 page children’s book based on the antics of my cat Floyd, and my dog Loki. You can buy it on Amazon here. A second Loki and Floyd book will hopefully be printed by the end of 2017, once I sort the story out! The characters are more refined in design, and will be even more mischievous than before! 

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Name: Joshua
Nickname: Josh, NO
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Height: 4'11
Orientation: Bi Ace!
Nationality: Land of the kinda free
Favourite fruit: Green frozen grapes.
Favourite season: Mid to late Summer. I like being sweaty and wearing no clothes.
Favourite book: The old French children’s book Madeline.
Favourite flower: It’s gotta either be Hyacinth or Hydrangeas. 
Favourite scent: There’s this laundry detergent that my Grandmother used to use that smelled indescribable. It’s a comfort.
Favourite colour: Periwinkle, but more on the blue side. 
Favourite animal: Dogs. Hands down dogs. 
Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: I prefer coffee for the caffeine, tea when I wanna sleep, and hot chocolate for the comfort.
Average hours of sleep: It varies from night to night, but around 2-6. 
Cat or dog: Dog. 
Favourite fictional character: The Boy Mayor of Second Life/Final Pam
Number of blankets you sleep with: I tend to sleep with four most of the time, but when it gets to hot I gotta cut it down to three. 
Dream trip: I really wanna go to RTX. Not to even meet RT (although that’s fresh as fuck) but to meet all my friends. 
Blog created: I created my first tumblr in sixth grade, about seven years ago now (the URL was horrendous). I’ve had this one for about five years now.
Number of followers: 370.
Tagging: @unfunhaus @enigmatic-cyborg @coincidenceteller @simpletiredwriter @kelkale @thilesluna bc ily

Contes roses de ma Mère-Grand, by Charles Robert-Dumas.
Illustrated by Maurice Lalau.
Éditions Contemporaines,
Boivin et Cie,
5, rue Palatine, Paris.

Jean l'Ours

Jean l'Ours traversa plusieurs salles et parvint enfin à la chambre de diamant.
Là, une princesse était assise sur un escabeau de topaze ; elle chantait tristement en s'accompagnant d'un luth dont les cordes étaient d'or et le corps d'écailles blondes.
À sa vue, Jean demeura comme frappé de stupeur.