Books by Marie Sellier

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Despite occasionally stiff prose, the story's unique subject and engaging artwork create an enjoyable resource for celebrating Chinese New Year and may prompt children to invent their own symbols and attributes. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
This pourquoi tale with a trickster slant, translated from the French, introduces the symbols of the Chinese zodiac. Read full book review >
LEGEND OF THE CHINESE DRAGON by Marie Sellier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Chinese story smoothly translated from the French original. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Writing in a tellable, folkloristic style, Sellier invents this "legend" to dovetail nicely with the importance of the dragon symbol in Chinese culture, but unfortunately provides no sources. Read full book review >
BONNARD FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Bonnard's definition of a painting. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Sellier (Matisse from A to Z, 1995, etc.) has created another succinct biography told in ABC form, by matching one relevant French word to an aspect of the artist's life (Bulles for bubbles, as well as Ubu and Winterthur). Read full book review >
CHAGALL FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Small but brilliant full-color reproductions are included throughout. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Chagall From A To Z ($14.95; Dec. 15, 1996; 60 pp.; 0-87226-478- 5): This little smorgasbord of Chagall (like its predecessor, Matisse from A to Z, 1995) lets readers taste bits and pieces of the dreams and flights of fantasy painted by this Russian artist. Read full book review >
MATISSE FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Throughout, the joyous dance of colors and movement the artist created to sustain, record, and celebrate his own life is uplifting. (Biography. 7+)"
A French ABC, to be approached with heart and eyes wide open. Read full book review >