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Caleb's Cab

By Sally Chomet
Illustrated by Sylvain Chomet

From the Oscar-nominated and Bafta award-winning creators of animated films Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist comes a dark-edged comedy caper full of twists and surprises.

From the Oscar-nominated and Bafta-award-winning creators of animated films Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist comes a hilarious, dark-edged comedy caper full of twists and surprises. Caleb's dad has vanished and only his abandoned taxi cab provides the clue to his last movements. But can Caleb solve the mystery of his missing dad before the greedy Money Mongers snatch him up – just like they did his best friend Myra? In a crazy world of eccentric characters and villainous greed, Caleb must put his foot down and drive for the truth! Sylvain and Sally Chomet bring their unique and cinematic art and storytelling to their first ever original children's book.

  • The very first novel written and illustrated by Oscar-nominated and Bafta award-winning animator and director Sylvain Chomet and wife Sally Chomet, renowned for their global success with the making of films Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist.
  • With their trademark wit and dark-edged social observation, Sally and Sylvain drop readers into a world of eccentric characters and extremes -a world where children are readily being sold off to the banks to cover the cost of their parents' debts. Roald Dahl eat your heart out!
  • Sally and Sylvain have crafted a story that will not only appeal to their longstanding and die-hard fans, but also to new readers of 10 years and up. Brilliantly illustrated in full colour throughout, this is absolutely original material from world-renowned animator Sylvain Chomet.

About the author

Sally Chomet is a writer with a professional background in both public relations and film production, working closely with her husband Sylvain Chomet on both Belleville Rendez Vous and The Illusionist. Since then Sally has been writing full time whilst providing language services in both translation and teaching fields. Caleb's Cab will be her first published work. Sally (British) and Sylvain (French) met in Toronto, have been married since 2000 and live with their two young children in the South of France. Sylvain Chomet is a world-class animation film director and Bafta and Cesar award winner. He also has multiple Oscar nominations to his name for his films Belleville Rendez Vous (2004) and The Illusionist (2011). In 2013 Sylvain released, to critical acclaim, a live-action feature film called Attila Marcel which he wrote and directed. Most recently he has guest directed a 'couch gag' spot for The Simpsons ("Diggs episode featuring Daniel Radcliffe) and is collaborating with Michael Morpurgo on a BBC animated Christmas special scheduled for 2016.

About the illustrator

Sylvain Chomet is a world-class animation film director and Bafta and Cesar award winner. He also has multiple Oscar nominations to his name for his films Belleville Rendez Vous (2004) and The Illusionist (2011). In 2013 Sylvain released, to critical acclaim, a liveaction feature film called Attila Marcel which he wrote and directed. Most recently he has guest directed a 'couch gag' spot for The Simpsons ("Diggs episode featuring Daniel Radcliffe) and is collaborating with Michael Morpurgo on a BBC animated Christmas special scheduled for 2016.

ISBN: 9781406342277
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 162 x 208mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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