By Riad Sattouf. Published by Pushkin Press.
Softcover, 56 pages, Colour, 2021.
Every week, the comic book artist Riad Sattouf has a chat with his friend’s daughter, Esther. She tells him about her life, about school, her friends, her hopes, dreams and fears, and then he works it up into a comic strip.
This book consists of 52 of those strips, telling between them the story of a year in the life of this sharp, spirited and hilarious child. The result is a moving, insightful and utterly addictive glimpse into the real lives of children growing up in today’s world.