Jean-Claude Mourlevat was born in Ambert, Auvergne in 1952 in a farming family. He studied in Strasbourg, Toulouse, Bonn and Paris, and worked as a German teacher in college before becoming an actor. He performed as the clown character Guedoulde in a show that toured France and internationally and has also staged works by Brecht, Cocteau and Shakespeare. Jean-Claude Mourlevat turned to writing for children in the late 1990s and has since published numerous books for young readers and won several awards including the Prix des Incorruptibles and the Sorcières Prix
He lives near Saint-Étienne, with his wife and their two children.
(Paperback) - 06/08/2020
Winner of the PEN Translates Award
When Jefferson the hedgehog goes to his hairdresser’s, he’s shocked to discover the barber lying dead on the floor. Falsely accused of murder, Jefferson must go on the run with his best friend Gilbert the pig to uncover the real killers. Adventure, dark secrets and a most unlikely series of hair-raising events await Jefferson and his fellow animals as they travel into the Land of the Humans . . .
With a cover by Lisa d’Andrea, and inside illustrations by Antoine Ronzon
Translated by Ros Schwartz
- Published: 06/08/2020
- ISBN: 9781783449699
- Translated by: Ros Schwartz
- Age Range: 9+ years