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The Music Box Book 1
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Pub Date 01 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2022
Capstone, Stone Arch Books
When Nola turns eight, her father gives her a wonderful present—a music box that belonged to her late mother. As the young girl studies her new gift, she is shocked to find someone living inside it! That’s when Nola shrinks down and enters the music box too. There she discovers the magical world of Pandorient and a pair of siblings named Andrea and Igor. But time is short: Andrea and Igor’s mother, Mathilda, has fallen seriously ill. What’s wrong with her? Could she have been poisoned? Find out in the first volume of this enchanting graphic novel series that will leave fantasy fans spellbound.
Interest level: Grades 3-5 Reading level: Grades 3-5
About the Author
Having always been drawn to the world of children, Bénédicte Carboneill, aka Carbone, made the logical choice when it came time to decide on a profession by becoming a teacher. After joining the teaching ranks in 1995, she went on to become a principal before writing entered her life and quickly took over. Starting with publications on education (La Classe Maternelle, Jocatop/Bordas), she soon developed her own publishing house, Pas de l’échelle, which brought together comics and education. As an editor and author, Bénédicte began writing for young children and teenagers, including books published by various French-language publishers (Fleurus, Larousse, Mijade). In 2015, she tried her hand as a comics author with Le Pass’Temps (published by Jungle), taking on the pen name Carbone. She soon followed with La boîte à musique (Dupuis; The Music Box, Europe Comics, Capstone), and already has multiple other series in store, which readers can look forward to discovering over the coming years.
About the Illustrator
Jérôme Gillet, aka Gijé, was born in 1988 in Lubumbashi (Congo). Following his studies at the Saint-Luc Institute in Liège (Belgium), specializing in illustration, he moved to Luxembourg to continue his training in animation. After graduating in 2012, he started out as a freelance 2D artist before joining Zeilt Production as a computer graphics designer, and gained experience working on advertising campaigns, short films (such as Long Live New York), and animated series (Barababor, Prochain arrêt). The year 2018 marks a major evolution in his career, as Gijé turned to the comics world with the adventure series La boîte à musique (Dupuis; The Music Box, Europe Comics, Capstone), written by Carbone.
Music Box Series (Simultaneous release):
9781666394771 Welcome to Pandorient
9781666394733 Cyprian's Secret
9781666394740 In Search of the Past
9781666394757 The Mysterious Disappearance
9781666394764 The Silken Eagle Feathers