Author(s): Davide Calì; Serge Bloch (Illustrator)
Already a major hit in France, 'The Enemy' is a profound, moving and poignant fable for our time about two lonely soldiers facing each other across a barren desert battlefield. Are they the only soldiers left? How can they end the war? Just who is the enemy?
Published in association with Amnesty International, this timeless picture book will appeal to adults and children alike.
Created by Davide Cali and Serge Bloch, the award-winning team behind 'I Can't Wait' (winner of France's prestigious Baobab Award, and Honour Book in the American Library Association's Batchelder Award) and 'I Love Kissing You'. This Wilkins Farago edition marks its first publication into English anywhere in the world. For readers aged from 7 to 77.
'Challenging the traditional notion of what a picture book is and who it is for is this stark, poignant book... [which] boldly explores the futility of war.' - The Sunday Age
'Impressive... the award-winning team of Cali and Bloch seems set for further recognition... Highly recommended.' - Magpies
Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including "10 Little Insects," "The Bear with the Sword," "The Enemy: A Book About Peace," "Mama Robot," and "Santa's Suit."
Serge Bloch has worked as an editorial illustrator for the "Chicago Tribune," the "Los Angeles Times," the "New York Times," the "Wall Street Journal," and the "Washington Post," as well as "New York Magazine" and "Time." Cali and Bloch also collaborated on "I Love Kissing You" and "I Can't Wait," which won France's prestigious Baobab Prize and was Honor Book in the ALA's Batchelder Award.