Winter vacations

Original Title:

Vacances d'hiver










ISBN: 978-2-35558-161-8

36 pages

21 x 21 - 13,90€

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For the little girl and her black cat, it’s time for winter vacation… They’ve come a long way, and now they’re on their way home. In a succession of scenes, they visit emblematic places that the illustrator has tinted with the childhood spirit of the two visitors. The vivid images evoke the biting cold, the joys of snow, the pleasure of fluffy clothes, the happiness of bright nights, and each time seem to capture the moment, as if in a souvenir photograph.


Spirit of the book

In this picture book, Mori brings to life the story of a journey that begins and ends… back to Japan, where we guess the little girl lives. Behind her, on the shelves, are souvenirs that recall the precious moments of this winter’s journey.
On one of the shelves, you’ll even recognize Summer Vacation, Mori’s first book (first published in France, then translated into several languages, including Chinese), in which the same little girl and her cat enjoy the pleasures of a summer spent… in Japan.
In Winter Vacations, Mori – who recently moved to France – also pays homage to two great figures of children’s illustration whose work has crossed borders: Beatrice Alemagna, through an evocation of her Lion in Paris (Lion à Paris), and Tomi Ungerer with his The Three Robbers (les Trois Brigands).


Publication – January 2023

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