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THE YARK

Bertrand Santini
Laurent Gapaillard

  • Original Title: LE YARK
  • Publication date: October 2011
  • Publisher: GRASSET JEUNESSE
  • Country: FR
  • 80 print pages
  • Classic

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Reinventing oneself, Personal fulfilment, Redemption, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Friendship, CHARACTERS, Atypical Character, Child, Animal

Pitch

A terrifying yet loveable monster struggles to find food in today's world, filled with unruly and ill-mannered children; he can only allow himself to eat the well-behaved ones, as anything else would cause serious indigestion. His problems only increase when he becomes attached to an angel-like girl that he cannot bring himself to devour.

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Translation rights sold: UK, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, Russia, Turkey

Adapted several times for theatre

Bertrand Santini is an awarded French writer and scriptwriter His books include L'ETRANGE REVEILLON (The strange Christmas Eve Dinner), JONAS, LE REQUIN MÉCANIQUE (Jonas, the mechanical shark) and HUGO DE LA NUIT (Hugo of the Night).

An illustrator and visual designer, Laurent Gapaillard has worked on several feature films.

Summary

The Yark loves children... to death! But, underneath his ferocious exterior hides a weakness that may lead to his downfall: his delicate stomach can only digest the flesh of good children... Deliciously scary, THE YARK is already a classic.

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  • Author’s biography

    Bertrand Santini is a French writer. His books include L'ETRANGE REVEILLON (The strange Christmas Eve Dinner), JONAS, LE REQUIN MÉCANIQUE (Jonas, the mechanical shark) and HUGO DE LA NUIT (Hugo of the Night).

    An illustrator and visual designer, Laurent Gapaillard has worked on several feature films. LE YARK (The Yark) was his first book.