Où sont les filles ?

(Where are the girls?) Book not yet available in English


Ondine lives in a world full of women, with her sister Marine, her mother Océane, and her grandmother Pélagie. Everything goes swimmingly, until the day Ondine finds herself attracted to a boy at school. What should she say to him? How can she understand him? At a loss, she prays for help and the next day wakes up in a world where she is the only girl. Everyone else has become male – her family, friends, even her teacher – and no one else notices. Then along comes a mysterious magician called Misteress Smith.


The novel, aimed at a readership aged about eight or nine, offers a comical, zany approach to the issue of gender diversity. The magician is an original way to explore gender issues: is (s)he a boy, a girl, both, or neither? The book also explores gender equality, the difference between boys and girls, and friendship and solidarity.

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

Author(s): Renaud, Claire

Illustrator(s): Ceulemans, Eglantine

Series: Pépix

Publisher: Sarbacane

City: Paris

Year: 2018

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9782377310548

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Diversity, Families, Identity, Love, Relationships

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