The Chameleon’s Stories
Tales from Madagascar
Les contes du caméléon
Contes de Madagascar
FORMAT: 130 x 200
WORDS: 10 000 approx.
PRICE: 12 €
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PUBLICATION DATE: January 2019
PUBLISHER: Tri Nox éditeur
The stories presented in this collection of tales are from the oral tradition of Madagascar. Jean-Claude Rémy has written and illustrated them in his own way, while preserving their freshness and their particular combination of mischievous and good-natured humour.
While the Chameleon Tales are typically Malagasy, they also recount universal themes that are not only for children. They are fables about wealth and poverty, strength and intelligence, resourcefulness and the happiness of being alive.
Jean-Claude Rémy is of French and Vietnamese origin and has lived in Madagascar for twenty years. As a biology teacher at the French Lycée in Tangier, he embarked on a career as a singer-songwriter in the 70s, releasing three successful albums and receiving the SACEM award in 1980.
He is a keen and knowledgable enthusiast of the underwater world, a teacher and an insatiable artist and illustrator. He was the author of a major book on scuba diving published by Orphie (2000).
Key Sales Points
– A lively, cheeky style, reflecting the quick-to-joke character of the Indian Ocean’s inhabitants.
– The writer describes humans and animals well, often giving them strong characters. They are mischievous, brave and clever, and have hidden skills for getting out of a scrape.