US edition of Sempe's classic illustrated story for children
Another classic title from world-renowned cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempe
, this illustrated children's book tells the tale of Martin Pebble, a little boy who blushes a lot and is happiest in the summer, when everyone else has a red face too. He sets out to find a reason for his strange affliction, and finds a friend instead - a boy called Roddy Rackett, who keeps on sneezing, even when he doesn't have a cold. It's the beginning of a life-long friendship. This timeless, touching and very funny story is told through images, speech bubbles and short linking texts. Featuring the inimitable drawings and perfectly-judged words of Jean-Jacques Sempe
, book will appeal to readers and Sempe connoisseurs of all ages.
is the author of Displays of Affection. His drawings have appeared in numerous books in France—with the sales of over 1 million copies. His work appears regularly on the cover of The New Yorker. Sempe is a jazz fanatic.