Monday, 2 December 2013

L'OURS ET LE SOLEIL, A BOOK ABOUT A WINTER ADVENTURE


Hello December! Winter is here and the landscape is covered in whiteness, softness and silence. Children play and here and there snowmen appear. Snowmen or snow animals. Small lights appear on windows early afternoon as the darkness arrives. Chimneys on the roofs of houses blow narrow breaths of smoke from warming and glowing bonfires.

It is my pleasure to show you my second illustrated book. L'Ours et Le Soleil is a book about siblings Sigrid and Peter and their winter adventure through forests and mountains. The story is an adapted version of L'ours qui avait pris le soleil by Paul-Jacques Bonzon. The book includes also a cd with the story as a musical fairy tale performed by Domitille and Amaury de Crayencour. Published together by naïve and Jacadi in French.


Secrets of forests in the snow.


A long journey with new friends.


The wintery landscape and the sun shining so low, until it disappears completely. A few festive dresses by Jacadi.


A story for the small and a bit older too. The book is available through Amazon and here too. Hopefully you enjoy it!

What a lovely weekend it has been with friends. Takk  to everyone around! Last night a winter storm was knocking on the windows and this morning many trees seemed to be fallen. Wishing that the weather freezes the ground quickly so the trees with their roots can manage through the strong winter winds.

Happy December playing in the snow, stay warm!


(The design of the book cover by Jacadi & naïve, the 4th and 5th photo by Jacadi & naïve.)

20 comments:

  1. Ohhh so great, a book in French !! (I'm French ^^) Judging by what we can see here, this book looks beautiful, and what a gorgeous wolf !!
    I came back yesterday from the biggest children books exhibition of France and I saw many beautiful things... Now, I can see that it's not completely over ! ^^
    I am myself a young illustrator and I discovered your work not such a long time ago, and I have to say that I am quite admirative ! Thank you for sharing your so delicate vision of the world ! =)

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    1. Thank you dearly Polly!

      If I had known that you were also in the Sigur Rós concert, we could have met up. Next time!

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  3. Wonderful!!
    Would love a copy of this book...maybe santa will be nice ;)

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    1. Let´s hope his kind ears hear this (:

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  4. Awesome work! Congratulations!

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  5. Oh this is so beautiful! Looking forward to enjoy the book visually and practise my French too;) Love the photos in your last post. Good evening from Norway:)

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    1. Thank you! The landscapes might very well be from the mountains of Norway (:

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  6. This looks like a treasure to have for generations
    Will it be available in English?

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    1. Dear Kerry,

      So far there are no talks about an English version, but we try our best! You will for sure hear if it will be translated one day.

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  7. Hi Emilia,
    I just saw it in munich and was totally like "Oh, that looks like something Emilia illustrated!" and it was. ;) I was very tempted to buy it, but the shop was already closed.
    Wonderful work!
    Snowy Greetings from Bavaria.

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    1. Very happy to hear! <3

      Warm snowy greetings from Tampere.

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  8. Oh my, that illustration of a wolf is beautiful! The fine detailing on his fur, I'd love to see what the progress painting looked like. How big is the original illustration?

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    1. Thank you dearly Jennifer!

      The original of it is approximately A4 in size. (:

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