"Not since Carroll's Alice has there been such a marvelous and incredible adventure."Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Look closely at the map in your library, classroom, or home to discover eight fantastic letters: A-T-L-A-N-T-I-C! You'll be shocked at all the magic that one little word can hold. The farm boy Philemon knows better than anyone what the Atlantic promises; he tumbled down a well last year and fell out the other side onto the island of "A"! That time, Philemon barely escaped with his life. Now he must return to the Atlantic and search for the friend he left behind. His journey will take him deep into those little letters on your mapso deep, in fact, that he fears he might never see his farm again. What surprises await him on the mysterious island of "N"?
About the Author
Frédéric Othon Aristid (1913-2013), known as Fred, is one of France's most influential and revered cartoonists. In the sixties, Fred co-founded Hara-Kiri, the leading satitical publication of the May '69 movement - he designed its first 60 covers. Philémon, his story for young readers, was first published in Pilote in 1972 by René Goscinny, the author of the Astérix series.