Momo, tome 1

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Little Momo lives with her granny by the sea, while her dad is out at work on his boat. This unusual lifestyle isn’t always easy for the girl, who hears all sorts of comments from grown-ups. The reader discovers life through her child’s eyes, from her likes and dislikes (yuck, fish!) to her admiration for old Françoise, and her fears (going to fetch milk in the dark). [Source: CNLJ, Hélène Valloteau, La Revue des livres pour enfants]


Momo is brave, resolute, and a little bit wild, like the cat she tries to catch. With her round face ringed with hair sticking up in tufts and her little boots, she is a delightful little character. Rony Hotin’s tender, poetic manga-inspired drawings, often sparing in style with minimal text, illustrate the relationship between the generations and Momo’s bravado in facing the other little rascals of the same age. I can’t wait to read her next adventures, especially as the story ends on a note of suspense! [01/06/2017, Hélène Valloteau, published in La Revue des livres pour enfants]

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

Author(s): Garnier, Jonathan

Illustrator(s): Hotin, Rony

Publisher: Casterman

City: Paris

Year: 2017

Pages: 80

ISBN: 9782203124301

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Body image, Families, Feelings, Friendship, Relationships

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