Philippe Fix is a creator with an overflowing, off-beat, and funny imagination. He’s also an observer, curious about everything and attentive to the most whimsical details...the images dazzle and pop out of their frames... complex and provocative.
Written and illustrated by Philippe Fix
Translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Séraphin, dreaming of gardens full of birdsong, sunny avenues, and flowers, works as a ticket seller in a metro station underground. One day, after being scolded by the stationmaster for trying to save a butterfly that had flown into the station by accident, he learns that he has inherited an old, dilapidated house. Overjoyed by the possibilities, he and his friend Plume set about building the house of their dreams, and much more besides! Philippe Fix’s illustrations, cinematic in their scope, have entranced children since their 1967 début. Out of print in English for decades, a fresh translation of Séraphin allows a new generation to experience the wonder and inventive spectacle of the original.
Date of Publication: July 9, 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-939810-25-0