“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, Illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer
Hodder
Dec 2015, RRP $29.99

alice_in_wonderland_dautremerEnglish speaking readers might not be familiar with Rébecca Dautremer. It might be informative to think of her as a sort of French Shaun Tan. On the other hand, it might be just as true to say that Shaun Tan is an Australian Rébecca Dautremer. It all depends on one’s perspective. Rébecca Dautremer is the illustrator of over forty children’s books, many of which have never been translated for Anglophones. Her illustrations are gentle, thoughtful and brimming with a charm and surreal beauty that renders each page into something that touches upon the ethereal.

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