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author / illustrator: Sylvain Levey, Lionel Tarchala

ages: 5+

40 pages 

20 x 36 cm



Les Éditions des Éléphants


Baratchik Poutrak

  • A funny and sensitive tale about the folly of our times, global warming and speculation, while focusing on the essentials: joy, solidarity and local food network!


    When the thermometer rises on the ice pack, it splashes, crackles and splats! But it doesn't stop scientists, politicians, businessmen and wealthy tourists flocking to see the seriousness of the situation, speculate on the crisis, or photograph the last icebergs... For our little polar bear and his family, it's the start of a long journey.


    To those who are not happy with their arrival, they reply: BARATCHIK POUTRAK (which is extremely rude in the polar bears' language).


    Through a enjoyable oralised style and lively illustrations, Baratchik Poutrak tackles with finesse and humour themes such as global warming, refugees and speculation.





    Sylvain Levey was born in 1973. He is a playwright and an actor. He has written about thirty plays that have been staged in prestigious venues in France (104, Chaillot, the Comédie Française) and abroad. He has been appointed Chevalier des arts et des lettres in 2023, a French recognition of significant contributions to the arts or literature. He currently lives in Paris.





    Lionel Tarchala was born in 1973. He is a self-taught illustrator with a passion for drawing and published his first album, "Là-haut sur la montagne", with Sarbacane, in 2021, before illustrating the album "Osho Babanesh" with Les Eléphants (2024). He lives in Pleudihen-sur-Rance (Côtes d'Armor, France). 


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