Books by Edward Gauvin

HAROLD SNIPPERPOT'S BEST DISASTER EVER by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2019

"Wondering how this exhilarating disaster can possibly fulfill Harold's birthday wish keeps readers puzzling right up until the culmination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A streaming parade of wild animals pours into Harold Snipperpot's posh home, wrecking the place but ultimately delivering the birthday party the boy's always wanted in this French import. Read full book review >
MY BEIJING by Nie Jun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2018

"Featuring family and friendships, this title is recommended for curious young readers looking for some magic in the everyday. (sketchbook, author's note) (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
A young Chinese girl and her grandpa navigate life's challenges and joys in a small neighborhood of Beijing. Read full book review >
A BAG OF MARBLES by Joseph Joffo
by Joseph Joffo, illustrated by Vincent Bailly, adapted by Kris, translated by Edward Gauvin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"For the 128 pages of this graphic novel, though, readers can pretend this is an awfully big adventure, and they'll keep flipping pages, hoping it doesn't turn into another story altogether. (Graphic memoir. 11-18)"
One almost never hears the sentence, "I'm reading a Holocaust book for fun," but parts of this memoir of French Jews fleeing the Occupation read like an adventure story. Read full book review >
LITTLE VAMPIRE by Joann Sfar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

Three episodes—two of which were originally published in English separately in 2003—feature the diminutive, grey-skinned bloodsucker, his human friend Michael and a haunted-houseful of spectacularly lurid ghouls and creepies. In the first, lonely Little Vampire meets Michael after going to his school at night, sitting at his desk and doing his homework. In the second Michael receives kung fu lessons from an eldritch instructor in hopes of ridding himself of a bully. The third, titled "The Canine Defenders Club," has the two buddies, with help from Little Vampire's gruff, scarlet pooch Phantomato, breaking into a cosmetics-testing laboratory to rescue three captive dogs. All three tales progress in small, brightly colored panels packed with brisk action, sight gags and dialogue in miniscule type. Fans of Emmanuel Guibert's Sardine in Outer Space series, which is illustrated by Sfar, will find his solo outings just as appealingly off-the-wall. Libraries that bought the first two chapters (which were issued by a different publisher) will need this as a value-added replacement. (Graphic novel. 9-11) Read full book review >