The island with two crabs

Illustrated by Loïc Gaume
Written by Sylvain Alzial

A long time ago, on a little island hidden deep in the ocean, the animals lived without feathers, shells, hair or fur. Madame Bouba, who possessed certain powers, decided to give them all some fine clothes to wear. Just two animals missed out on the call: Petit-Bernard and Grosse-Pince, two carefree crustaceans who went about the place stealing coconuts. Inspired by a traditional Kanak legend (New Caledonia).

Collection : Off series
Âge : From 4 years
ISBN : 978-2-930938-40-0
Prix : 14.50 €
Format : 18.5 x 25 cm
Pages : 40

Sylvain Alzial

Sylvain Alzial is a documentalist at Radio France. He has produced programmes for France Culture and France Inter. Passionate
traditional cultures, he writes adaptations of tales. He is notably the author of Panthera tigris (Rouergue) and Chapeau les singes ! (Sarbacane).

Loïc Gaume

Loïc Gaume is a French author, illustrator and graphic artist who lives in Brussels. His comic strip animation work is published in Les Détails, the publishing organisation which he created, and in L’Association (a Lapin review). He also contributes to the children’s review Cuistax. His first album, Contes au carré [Square Tales], was published by Thierry Magnier in September 2016 an receive the Opera Prima price in 2017 at the Bologna Ragazzi Awards.

He is the author of Clac, la trappe ! and Plus de place !, both published by Versant Sud Jeunesse, and also Catastrophes (published by Thierry Magnier)