Caroline et ses amis font la fête

(Caroline and friends throw a party) Book not yet available in English

Summary:

Hachette is bringing out a new edition of the “Caroline” series, first published from 1953 on. This is the first picture book in the series, originally published as A party at Caroline’s house. Caroline is an independent, cheerful girl with a group of comical, touching animal friends.

Comment:

In comparison with the “Martine” series, often criticised for their portrayal of women and girls, the « Caroline » books were seen in the 1950s as modern and innovative. While Caroline can hardly be said to be revolutionary, she is a positive, active female character in a children’s book aimed at a wide audience. Wearing her red dungarees, she drives a car, does DIY, and solves mysteries. The series proved highly popular with several generations of French girls and boys.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Probst, Pierre

Illustrator(s): Probst, Pierre

Series: Caroline et ses amis

Publisher: Hachette jeunesse

City: Paris

Year: 2015

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9782013981576

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Animals, Female characters, Friendship, Positive role model

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