22,5 x 28 - 17,20€
The world in an open book! An original and poetic invitation to read the signs offered by nature.
In the fjord, Catmarin, a slender, graceful bird, gathers the other shorebirds (seagull, cormorant, guillemot) to share his discovery: they all live in a great open book, older and more alive than those in libraries, as old as their glacier and as new
as a breath of fresh air. This book is the world around them. Some see only
mountains, waves, trees and rocks. But a keen eye will guess that the down of new snow is as soft and untouched as a blank page, that the capital mountain opens the story, that the commas of rain punctuate the day, that the waves put the belugas in brackets… This marvellous book tells a never-ending story, and those who listen are part of it.
SPIRIT OF THE BOOK
Nature tells a story to those who know how to listen. There’s no shortage of signs, left like traces by the elements, flora and fauna, composing a vocabulary, a grammar, a punctuation, and ultimately a story in which we are as much a participant as the birds of the fjord.
This book was inspired by the ancient Chinese idea that writing comes from the tracks of birds on the sand and the spots on the coats of felines.