French Writer and Illustrator Timothée De Fombelle The Book of Pearl
Walker Books 2016 $19.99pb 367pp
ISBN 978 1 4063 6462 0
Themes: Fairies/ Imagination/ First Love/ Memories/ Time Traps
A ‘gentle’, intricate and compelling love story about a young man who lives in the world of today and whose great love is trapped in another time but of whom his memory is fading fast. Not a book for every young reader or indeed to read aloud to a large group but for imaginative readers of all ages it will be an experience to remember.
Google the writer’s name for other titles - all equally enchanting and all just as perfectly crafted.Year 7 up/ Age 11 up – and adults
Timothée De Fombelle – born Paris 1973 (Photographer untraced)
(Sorry about the size of the font - this wretched porgamme has a mind of its own and I never know how things are going to turn out. BM