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author/illustrator: Sophie Andriansen, La Jeannette

ages: 5+

32 pages

21 x 27 cm




Growing Up on World Street

  • A story that awakens curiosity and opens our eyes to the benefits of cultural diversity.


    For Antoine and Hari, growing up on World Street means having the chance to travel to Mali during Mr Bacary’s balafon lessons, to taste Juliette’s delicious galettes (her recipe comes from Sweden), or to discover the benefits of the fine needles of Chinese medicine. For Antoine and Hari, growing up on World Street means blossoming amidst a thousand colours and being enriched by a thousand other places. It means discovering that a world of “us” is a gentler world..


    A story that helps children understand customs from other countries and their appropriation by children, with colourful illustrations in which dreams and reality intertwine.





    Sophie Adriansen is a best-selling author of children’s literature (over 500,000 copies sold). She has published around sixty books and leads talks on books and being a writer with younger children.

    A passionate illustrator, La Jeanette creates a unique world that is both dreamlike and marvellous. She loves to have fun with colours and is keen to take readers on a journey through her colourful world.


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