Clémentine Beauvais

On n’a rien vu venir

We Didn’t See It Coming

March 1, 2012
Children’s Books
112 pages
140 × 210 mm
12 €
9782874261626
978-2-8742-6162-6
																Clémentine Beauvais, On n’a rien vu venir
																Clémentine Beauvais, On n’a rien vu venir

On n’a rien vu venir describes, through the eyes of 7 families, the coming to power of the “Freedom Party” and the radical measures that followed. The 7 chapters present various facets of the extremist politics of a party that quietly made its way into power and that most people voted for because what it said sounded so good... A text that shows, with words adapted to its audience, the damage that demagogic propaganda can produce.

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.

The edition

Co-authored with Sandrine Beau, Séverine Vidal, Fanny Robin, Agnès Laroche, Annelise Heurtier, Anne-Gaëlle Balpe et préface de Stéphane Hessel

Press

“[...] This book with 7 voices (7 authors), prefaced by Stéphane Hessel, proposes a day after the elections won by a liberticidal party through the experiences of 7 families. Even if the teenagers are not old enough to vote, they are able to meditate. This novel of political anticipation is a great opportunity to reflect on the consequences of a vote and to discuss politics, democracy... and presidential elections!”

Ouest France.
March 1, 2012
Children’s Books
112 pages
140 × 210 mm
12 €
9782874261626
978-2-8742-6162-6