Clémentine Beauvais

Les esprits de l’escalier

The Spirits of the Staircase

January 29, 2020
Children’s Books
40 pages
235 × 315 mm
16,50 €
9782377313730
978-2-3773-1373-0
Illustrated by Gérald Guerlais
Clémentine Beauvais, Les esprits de l’escalier
Clémentine Beauvais, Les esprits de l’escalier

A love story between two ghosts that everything opposes: deadly!

He has been dead for 118 years and haunts the stairs of an old Parisian building in his own romantic, old-fashioned way. She is a girl of her time, impertinent and elusive, who has just passed away. He is from yesterday, she is from today—he is pining and dying for love. All the more so as, hustled by the twirling ghostly girl, he is always one metro behind her... Will he finally manage to declare his laziness to her?

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.

Press

“Clementine Beauvais distinguishes herself once again by her delicate pen, and a daring story, enhanced by sumptuous drawings.”

ELLE.

“Fresh, airy and humorous.”

Le Parisien.

“A clever love story, rich in beautiful formulas.”

France Inter.

“A particularly well written album.”

Europe 1.
January 29, 2020
Children’s Books
40 pages
235 × 315 mm
16,50 €
9782377313730
978-2-3773-1373-0
Illustrated by Gérald Guerlais