Catherine's War

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Julia Billet is an acclaimed French novelist and author of short stories, children's books, and poetry. Her award-winning La Guerre de Catherine (Rue de Sèvres, 2012) was published in the United States as Catherine's War in January 2020.

Claire Fauvel studied illustration and animation at school in France (Gobelins, L'École de L'Image). Claire worked one year as a background artist in animation then decided to tell her own stories as a comic book artist. Now Claire works both as an author and illustrator. La Guerre de Catherine (Catherine's War) is her first title with Rue de Sèvres.

Ivanka Hahnenberger has translated over 60 comics and graphic novels, including several highly acclaimed titles such as Climate Changed, Blue is the Warmest Color, Madame Livingstone (a 2021 New York Times Globetrotting title) and Catherine's War, which won her the Silver 2021 Batchelder Award. Born in Berkeley California, she spent part of her childhood in Geneva, Switzerland and lived in a multilingual, multicultural household. She has lived in Europe since 1983, primarily in France and Germany but with several short stays in other European nations, and presently lives in London. She has translated and transposed film and TV pitches, business plans and power points for decades, starting when she worked as a TV and film producer and consultant. As a big fan of French BD, she started a company to sell French rights into North America and through this began translating works to help buyers acquire. This grew into contractual translation work. She has translated biographies, scientific graphic novels, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, sagas, creative fiction, adaptations, history, classics and much more. She has also translated non-fiction guides on art and architecture, white papers on marketing concepts such as Nudge Theory, and children's chapter books. She translates from both French and German into American English.

"Many of the settings are beautifully detailed...and the characters undeniably expressive. Catherine's ability to find beauty in the world makes for a forward-looking read."--Booklist (starred review)
"Billet has crafted a pictorial paean to the everyday heroes of Vichy France, as seen through the eyes--and camera lens--of a Jewish teen...Almost every panel--especially those inspired by real photographs--could stand alone as a work of art...Fauvel's ink and watercolor illustrations are masterly."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"This story will make readers want to join the Resistance...Characters are drawn so vividly that, long afterward, readers will remember their names."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Thoughtful meditations on the importance of art and shared connection combine with historical fact to make Catherine's journey feel relevant."--Publishers Weekly
"Though the story covers Rachel/Catherine's adolescence, the smoothly translated text is clear..and gentle be comprehensible to readers younger than the character. The back matter is pitched to explain this story's context to young people with little or no background knowledge about WWII or the Holocaust."--Horn Book Magazine