Fables by Jean de La Fontaine illustrated by Catherine MeurisseLog in to see prices
"Everything" speaks in Jean de La Fontaine's Fables and, in the first place, the animals:
"What they say is addressed to all of us as long as we are
I use animals to instruct men", says the storyteller,
"And still, however until now of a new language
I made the wolf speak and the lamb answer,
I have gone further: trees and plants have become talking creatures for me.
If for 400 years La Fontaine has continued to enchant adults and children alike, it is because, according to his plan, each of his Fables constitutes a human comedy, each fable is a story in which the greatness and shortcomings of the human or animal actors are depicted in a few words.
This sense of formula only needed to meet the lively and spontaneous line of Catherine Meurisse, accustomed to sketch in a drawing this human comedy, to depict the world with humor, clairvoyance and sensitivity.
A striking encounter where two narrators give life to a procession of animals as disdainful, narcissistic, polite, proud, ridiculous as courageous, cunning, charitable... Life, the real thing, vibrant with emotions under the features and colors of a talented illustrator.
80 pages / 38 illustrations
Rmn-Grand Palais Publishing