'Riad Sattouf is one of the great creators of our time' - Alain de Botton
About the Author
Riad Sattouf is a bestselling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria and Libya and now lives in Paris. His autobiographical series The Arab of the Future has sold more than 600,000 copies in France alone, won multiple prizes and been translated into sixteen languages. The Esther's Notebooks series has also sold hundreds of thousands of copies in France, been adapted for a popular animated TV series, and is being translated into 7 languages. Riad was recently selected to become a member of The Order of Arts and Letters, one of France's highest honours.
Every week, the comic book artist Riad Sattouf talks to his friend's daughter, Esther. She tells him about her life, about school, her friends, her hopes, dreams and fears, and then he works it up into a comic strip.
This book consists of 52 of those strips, telling between them the story of a year in the life of this sharp, spirited and hilarious child. The result is a moving, insightful and utterly addictive glimpse into the real lives of children growing up in today's world.