Clémentine Beauvais

La plume de Marie

Marie’s Feather

September 8, 2011
Children’s Books
128 pages
135 × 180 mm
8 €
9782362661723
978-2-3626-6172-3
Illustrated by Anaïs Bernabé
																Clémentine Beauvais, La plume de Marie
																Clémentine Beauvais, La plume de Marie

A historical novel full of twists and turns about women’s access to writing, half of which is drama in alexandrines.

The story takes place in 1650 when Marie is 11 years old. Orphaned and a commoner, she has been taken in by the Baron and Baroness of Rochecourt. Raised with their children, she learned to read and write. She loved the theater and wrote a comic play about life in the castle. One day, the baron announces the arrival of Pierre Corneille.

National Education Literature List 2012, UNICEF Award 2017
The author

Clémentine Beauvais writes and translates, mainly for children’s publishing. She is notably the author of Petites reines and Songe à la douceur for Sarbacane Editions. She has translated numerous novels by Elizabeth Acevedo, Sarah Crossan, as well as novels by Meg Rosoff and J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog. Her books have won multiple national and international awards. She is also a research professor at the University of York, England.

September 8, 2011
Children’s Books
128 pages
135 × 180 mm
8 €
9782362661723
978-2-3626-6172-3
Illustrated by Anaïs Bernabé