Marcel Aymé
Gallimard, Paris, 2001, 1998, 1964; originally published 1939, French
Fiction, Children’s
ISBN: 9782070363438
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Pierre Bernard

This book was my childhood favorite. A celebrated French classic (The Stories of the Cat on a Perch, not translated into English), it describes a world in which children and animals are accomplices, united in their perplexity in the face of a befuddling adult world. I can’t explain why this book is important, but I feel that the characters’ candid search for meaning is not unlike my own quest as a graphic designer.

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