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Book of the Week: Akissi – Tales of Mischief

By Pathways

Written by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Mathieu Sapin , translated from French by Judith Taboy and Marie Bédrune, published by Flying Eye Books/Nobrow

Dive into this collection of comics about Akissi, a dynamic little girl who gets up to all sorts of mischief. Inspired by the author Marguerite Abouet’s childhood in the Ivory Coast, the book brings the setting to life through vibrant illustrations and humorous stories. It also includes glimpses to cultural norms in the Ivory Coast and recipes for the reader to try out.

We recommend this book to aspiring children’s writers and illustrators who want to create graphic novels for kids. Studying this book can also provide lots of insight into creating immersive and believable settings – the foundation of any good book.

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