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Andrea de la Barre de Nanteuil & Lovisa Burfitt

Andrea de la Barre de Nanteuil (b. 1976) and Lovisa Burfitt (b. 1973) are the artists behind the series about Mademoiselle Oiseau. Andrea is a writer who also works at a fashion house in Paris. Lovisa is a successful impressionist illustrator. Together, they create books that capture the timeless romance of the French capital.


“If they aren’t already, these books are sure to become classics for both younger and older readers. As in the previous parts, one becomes impressed by the joy of storytelling, the ingenuity of the many whims, and the driven linguistic vitality.”
-Ekström & Garay

“The beauty of the books about Mademoiselle Oiseau is precisely the meeting between the adult world […] and the world of fairy tales, not at all unlike the fantasies that feature in the stories of One Thousand and One Nights. […] What makes both this and the previous book such delightful page-turners are Lovisa Burfitt’s witty, detailed, and skilled drawings; it is thanks to them that the books also flirt with the adult crowd, not without reason as Lovisa is a skilled fashion designer.”
-Lotta Lewenhaupt


Mademoiselle Oiseau