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THE VERMEILLES (working title)

Camille Jourdy

  • Original Title: LES VERMEILLES
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Publisher: ACTES SUD
  • Country: FR
  • 160 print pages
  • Fantastic/Heroic Fantasy

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: France
  • Themes: FAMILY, Reconstituted family, PEOPLE facing life, Initiation journey, CHARACTERS, Child, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Friendship, Atypical Character

Pitch

Jo is camping with her father, his new wife and her two slightly older daughters. She doesn’t like them much and feels quite disappointed and neglected, so she ventures into the forest for a hike she imagines like an escape. There she meets two little creatures, wearing crowns and riding tiny, colourful ponies called the “vermeilles”.

Comments

Winner of the Fauve award - in the children's category - at the 2020 Angoulême Comics Festival

Translation rights sold: Spain, Italy (offer)

The title THE VERMEILLES is wordplay with Merveilles (= Wonders)

Camille Jourdy is a French children's books author and illustrator. Her graphic novel ROSALIE BLUM was awarded the prix RTL 2009 and the prix révélation Angoulême 2010. It was made into a film in 2015, directed by Julien Rappeneau, and starring Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi and Alice Isaaz.

Summary

Jo, a girl, is camping with her father, his new wife and her two slightly older daughters. She doesn’t like them much and feels quite disappointed and neglected, so she ventures into the forest for a hike she imagines like an escape (as children sometimes do - I’m going for a walk, but in fact I’m running away forever...).

In the forest Jo meets two little creatures, wearing crowns and riding tiny, colourful ponies called the “vermeilles”. She follows them to a camp, where she encounters other strange creatures: Maurice the fox, Nouk the naughty cat-child, a crocodile wearing a leather jacket, a little cyclops, Jane the monkey-girl, and many more.

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