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author / illustrator: Marie-Noëlle Letellier, Anja Klauss

ages: 3+

32 pages 

20 x 20 cm



Les Éditions des Éléphants

Winter Garden

  • A beautiful metaphor to deal with assisted reproductive technology in a tender way.


    A woman and a man water a small seed and wait for the flower to grow... but the flower never does. They water a new seed… then another one. They decide to go to a gardener to try and understand what is not working and find solutions: when a seed does not grow in a garden, it might be better to plant it elsewhere... and then collect it, when a flower appears!


    At a time when infertility is affecting more and more couples (1 in 7) and children conceived by assisted means are more and more numerous, there are nearly no books for children about this topic. With this down-to-earth metaphor, the readers can understand there is not just one way to come into the world.


    The path is sometimes strewn with pitfalls and may be punctuated by sadness, but is often filled with hope, and can lead to the happy meeting between parents and their baby.

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