France’s most famous children’s book illustrator to visit Milton H. Latter Library
World renowned children’s book illustrator, Hervé Le Goff, will visit Milton H. Latter Library (5120 St. Charles Ave) in New Orleans on Saturday, October 24 from 10:30am until noon.
Mr. Le Goff, whose beloved works have been translated into several languages, will lead children’s activities and artistic projects based on his recent work with well-known fairy tales. He will also take part in a book signing.
“This visit is an amazing opportunity for the children of New Orleans, especially for children in immersion schools who have already seen and love his work,” says Consul General of France, Grégor Trumel, “We are proud to offer this meeting with Hervé Le Goff, one of France’s most beloved figures in children’s literature. It’s a great thing to read in French!”
Born in Brittany, France, Le Goff began work at a Parisian publishing house, where his first assignment was to illustrate a Hachette encyclopedia for young readers. Following the successful release of numerous publications with major publishers and editors in France, Le Goff’s works have now been translated into several different languages across the world.
Since 2008, he has been working with author Christine Beigel on the popular work “Mamie Poule raconte” (Mamie Poule Tells a Story) , a collection of humoristic short stories, such as “La vache qui voulait éteindre la lune” ( The Cow that Wanted to Turn Off the Moon) and “Le pingouin qui avait froid aux pattes” ( The Penguin that had Cold Feet) .
In 2015, with author Alexandre Jardin, Le Goff illustrated 12 books of fairy tales revisited for McDonald’s restaurants.
A complete biography for Hervé Le Goff, as well as a promotional flyer of the event and several images of his work are available in attachments to this email, as well as at the website of the Consulate General of France in Louisiana: www.consulfrancenouvelleorleans.org. Event details can also be found at www.befrench.org.