Akissi: Feline Invasion (Hardcover)
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Poor Akissi! The neighborhood cats are pursuing her to steal her fish, her little monkey Boubou almost ends up in a frying pan, and she's nothing but a pest to her older brother Fofana, but Akissi is a true adventurer, full of silliness and fun, and nothing will scare her for long!
About the Author
Marguerite Abouet was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 1971. At the age of twelve, her parents sent her to live with her uncle in Paris in order to pursue her education. Following the tremendous success of her comic Aya de Yopougon, Marguerite is now dedicating all of her time to writing. She's also the director of a charity that she created to help children in Africa get better access to books.
Mathieu Sapin was born in Dijon, France, in 1974. He studied at l'Ecole supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg before becoming a renowned illustrator for children's magazines and publishers in France. He's also the author of a comic for adults called Supermurgeman.
"Strong stomachs are a prerequisite. Even the strongest will be left both queasy and sore from laughter."
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"The vignette chapters give glimpses into Akissi's day-to-day life without needing to explain or justify, opening cultural horizons for young readers, who will identify with the feisty protagonist."
—The Horn Book
"Akissi has a distinctive African feel […] The stories have a tendency to feel a little staccato in a similar way that many African stories are written […] It also feels kind of raw and earnest which I really love. […] I found this a very charming, fun read and I love the illustration. I want more Akissi stories […]"
—Bitches With Books