L’Oranger magique

Written by Marie-Célie Agnant
Illustrated by Barroux

"Once upon a time there lived a little girl, who was the apple of her parents' eyes. Alas! Misfortune, as we know, often tiptoes in… And here was Elise, forced to live with a woman who had nothing of a mother about her…"

L’Oranger magique is one of the most well-known folktales in Haiti. Marie-Célie Agnant put a copy in her suitcase when she left the island, and now offers it to all the children of the world.

Author, translator, interpreter and storyteller, Marie-Célie lives in Montreal, Quebec. She has released novels, short stories and many young adult books such as Le Noël de Maïté and 20 petits pas vers Maria (published by CareOf Publishing).

Pieces by Barroux are on display in Montreal, New York and Paris, and are published in many international journals. They are very distinctive in their use of beautiful colour palettes. The illustrated linocuts for his inside cover pages show how he often adds smaller detail, such as eyes, after printing.