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Gentil, Alain Gordon

Mystère à la Citadelle

Mystery at the Citadel

Illustrated by Henry Coombes [pseudonym Henry Koombes]. Port-Louis, Mauritius: Vizavi, 2001. No pag. ISBN 99903-37-26-8.

Ages 7-11.

Eight full-colour picture books (published in both French and English) portray the life and sights of Mauritius through the adventures of young Tikoulou. Readers enter the world of Tikoulou through the mystery of the stolen bikes, a visit to Rodrigues Island, or the defence of whales. The bright colours and uniform shades of Henry Koombes’s simple drawings bring the scene to life. Likewise, the big size of these hardcover books will appeal to young readers. Koombes’s work was selected for the exhibition of African illustrators, Amabhuku, held at the Bologna Book Fair in 1999. Other titles in the series include Tikoulou à Rodrigues (2004; ISBN 99903-37-36-5) and Off to Nosy Boraha (2005; ISBN 99903-37-41-1). Also available in the dodokidsclub.com series.

Picture Books


Editions Vizavi