French illustrator and artist Laetitia Devernay has seen her illustrated tale, The Conductor, translated into English, and published in the UK.
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.
This would be an illustrious conductor charming the leaves off of their very branches and causing them to take flight as botanical birds.
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.’
Bound in an oversize vertical format, but still hinged on the left, The Conductor is published this week, by Chronicle Books priced £11.99