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Published in 2008, by Touchstone
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
This was a very easy and fun read. If you are young and want to happy reminisce on your last stay in Paris, this is the perfect book for you. Its style is very YA, with drawing and writing all in handwriting style, joys and distress of a YA on the background of a happy time just strolling in Paris and enjoying good food.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
Through delightful drawings, photographs, and musings, twenty-three-year-old Lucy Knisley documents a six-week trip she and her mother took to Paris when each was facing a milestone birthday. With a quirky flat in the fifth arrondissement as their home base, they set out to explore all the city has to offer, watching fireworks over the Eiffel Tower on New Year’s Eve, visiting Oscar Wilde’s grave, loafing at cafés, and, of course, drinking delicious French milk. What results is not only a sweet and savory journey through the City of Light but a moving, personal look at a mother-daughter relationship. [Goodreads]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beginning with an love for Archie comics and Calvin and Hobbes, Lucy Knisley (pronounced “nigh-zlee”) has always thought of cartooning as the only profession she is suited for. A New York City kid raised by a family of foodies, Lucy is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago currently pursuing an MFA at the Center for Cartoon Studies. While completing her BFA at the School of the Art Institute, she was comics editor for the award-winning student publication F News Magazine.
Lucy currently resides in Vermont where she’s working on comics among the pines. She likes books, sewing, bicycles, food you can eat with a spoon, manatees, nice pens, costumes, baking and Oscar Wilde. She occasionally has been known to wear amazing hats. [Goodreads]
REVIEWS BY OTHERS
“A keenly observed letter back home…the pleasure Knisley takes in food and company is infectious.”– Douglas Wolk, slate
“Charming.”– Publishers Weekly [Amazon]
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