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author/illustrator: Eva Bensard / Daniele Catalli

ages: 7+

52 pages

26.5 x 32 cm


Sold: Italian

Award: 2022 Amerigo Vespucci Award (International Geography Festival, France)

Hokusai and Mount Fuji

  • A lively account about Hokusai, told by one of his main sources of inspiration: Mount Fuji.


    Sacred Japanese mountain Fujisan is the unexpected narrator of this account about Hokusai, this man obsessed with drawing, who represented the mountain thirty-six  times, in close up and from a distance, in The Great Wave, at dawn or at twilight, under the snow or during a storm…


    "In his last painting, a dragon spreads his wings up above my peak. I like to think that this dragon that valorously glides over the clouds is him. The old drawing fanatic."


    The picture book is part of "The Other Story series": stories or facts about our cultural heritage, told in an original way, through the point of view of a character or of a secondary element.


    Daniele Catalli has illustrated several books at Amaterra, including The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice, winner of the Nuit du livre award.


    Other titles in the same series, by the same author:

    >Mona Lisa, My Life with Leonardo (ill. by Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet)

    >The Secret Friend of the Eiffel Tower (ill. by Zosia Dzierzawska)

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