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The latest graphic novel from Zabus and Hippolyte is a gentle and amusing
story that is once again set at the interface between the adult world and the
world of children.
“My head is full of questions—so many that it sometimes feels like my brain is
boiling—but who can give me answers?” asks 12-year-old Romain.
What particularly bothers him is Miss Sophie’s corpulence, his teacher. He
watches her with curiosity and sympathy, sensing that something is not right,
that she is unhappy, but knows that his young mind cannot work out why. Is
she ill? What kind of life does she lead? Is she in love? Using his overactive
imagination, Romain begins to learn about life and, like an adventurous lion
cub, discovers what goes on in the adult world—a world in which it is possible
to conceal suffering and confusion and to make out, in spite of everything, that
all is well…
A profoundly intimate tale that is a worthy successor to “Incroyable !”
(Incredible!), the multi-award winning comic that is being turned into an animated