Anne Wilsdorf

Author and illustrator Anne Wilsdorf was born to Alsatian parents in Saint-Paul de Luanda, Angola, in 1954.  After a childhood and adolescence spent living in many countries (Angola, Congo, Argentina, Morocco, France, and Belgium), she settled in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1976. There, she began publishing her drawings in newspapers and children¹s publications, followed by her first books. She has continued this path ever since, working with publishers in Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States. Her books, numbering more than twenty, have been translated into numerous languages, most recently into Korean.


Anne Wilsdorf was the Swiss candidate for the prestigious Andersen prize in 2000. Complementing her work as an illustrator, Anne Wilsdorf teaches illustration at l’Ecole Romande des Arts de la Communication, in Lausanne.

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Thelonious Mouse

Orel Protopopescu; pictures by Anne Wilsdorf
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Song- and dance-loving Thelonious the hipster mouse cannot keep himself from taunting the cat of the house, but it turns out he and the cat can make beautiful...

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Clarence Cochran, A Human Boy

William Loizeaux; Pictures by Anne Wilsdorf
Melanie Kroupa Books

When Clarence Cochran wakes up one evening, he’s shocked. Where are his antennae and his beautiful wings? And what is this strange pair of shorts that he’s...

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