Joan Dupont, "Philippe the Black Sheep"
This is the story of Philippe, of France, a Salt Marsh Lamb with artistic ambitions.
After an arduous journey, he ends up in a Mont Saint-Michel kitchen with a cruel chef -- until he's freed to do his art. The underlying message is to follow your star.
With blurbs by Jacques Pépin, model Carmen Dell'Orefice, librarian Katharine Branning of the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York, and ballerina Karin von Aroldingen. Easily held and shared by parents, caregivers, and teachers eager to explore France, food, and dreams of the arts with their children and students.
Author Joan Dupont lives in Paris. She writes on film and the arts and is known for her interviews in the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Film Quarterly, and Film Comment, with artists such as Pina Bausch, Alain Resnais, Gerard Depardieu, and Isabelle Huppert, among others. This foray into children’s fiction — Ms. Dupont’s first, was inspired by the sight of Salt Marsh Lambs grazing peacefully across the bay from Mont Saint-Michel.
Books will be available for purchase at the event. If you're unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Philippe the Black Sheep, please purchase the "Signed" version below.