WHO WE ARE
Autrement was created in 1975 by Henry Dougier. Originally, it was a topical, multidisciplinary and unbiased magazine, dedicated to social change using meetings, events and support groups. From such beginnings, it gradually evolved into a publishing house which has been concerned with the following areas of interest since the 1990s: the human sciences, atlases, illustrated books and documentaries for young readers. More than 2,000 titles have been published so far; 1,000 of these are still available today.
And Yet, They’re in Love The great book of contraries, numbers and colours In the wide world, everyone has different habits, looks or personality. Mrs Giraffe is tall and straight, while Mr Snake is small and twisted ; Mrs Fish sings loudly in the shower, Mr Sparrow whispers in the bathtub ; Mother Hen has no teeth, Mr Crocodile has too many… And yet, they’re in love! With a lot of humour and fancy characters, this book shows that you can make fun of differences.
With this funny book, the child takes a first step into discovering the others, naming the differences and understanding the power of love, that brings people together. Frédéric Kessler deals with three traditional themes of the children literature in a very humorous and sensitive way. His characters and illustration fit the text, simple and clear, perfectly. He changes the points of view and fills the pages so as to give his words a stronger and more accurate meaning.
The Tadpole Pond In a small pond lives Gobi the newt. But its life is not as calm as one might expect. More than anything else, Gobi loves to nap on his water lily pad, only everything seems to want to prevent him from doing so… This picture book presents pond life with a lot of humour and poetry. The child discovers the insects and other creatures that live in and around the pond. A text that is both simple and witty, enhanced by very expressive graphics. The book is accompanied by a DVD presenting the pilot of the animated series The Tadpole Pond.
Atlas of Palestinian People
Since the Ottoman Empire dismantling and the Britannic mandate in 1992, the Palestinian people has tried to become master of his own fate claiming the creation of a state on his territory. Some decades later, this aim is not achieved yet and seems more unrealizable than ever. This atlas tells the history of a people who has been forced to live in exile, occupation and the blockade in Gaza for some time.