Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park

French illustrator and artist Laetitia Devernay has seen her illustrated tale, The Conductor, translated into English, and published in the UK.

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We say translated, but that’s just the cover notes.  It’s a purely illustrated text which orchestrates the story by the strength of Devernay’s pictorial plot.

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This would  be an illustrious conductor charming the leaves off of their very branches and causing them to take flight as botanical birds.

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Devernay’s spartan restraint in her illustration and imaginative storytelling help give a sense of motion, which set against the green, gray and pale yellow hues, make for a very calming read – which is perfectly acceptable if we’re to believe the cover blurb appealing to ‘readers and art lovers of all ages.’

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Bound in an oversize vertical format, but still hinged on the left, The Conductor is published this week, by Chronicle Books priced £11.99

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