Léon art & stories
Set up in Bordeaux (France) in 2012, Léon art & stories is an independant publishing house specialised in children's books whose ambition is to bring younger readers to approach art through fiction.
When facing a work of art, the language barrier weighs nothing as the emotional impact is immediate: thrilled, surprised, moved, dazzled, children shift from the everyday world into the realm of art. Brought to life through fiction, the works of art speak to all.
Fiction becomes a gateway to an aesthetic purpose for 5-10 year-old children.
The graphic designer, Julien Boudaud creates the bold layouts.
Mini Léon series
From 3 years up
Art, English and Fun, a vitamin-packed cocktail
Léon is the young reader's companion: Alternating humour, courage and reverie, he plays with art in a most inventive way. Each book explores a theme through 13 works of art from various periods and cultures. A sentence in both French and English emphasizes the interaction on each page. At the end of the book is a documented double-page rich with ideas of activities.
From 6 years up
Fiction as a path to art and beauty
Children approach life essentially through their emotions and fiction is a privileged way to help them understand the world and build their own character. This is how the Art Fiction series leads the reader along a story which develops using details in the paintings. At the end of the book, a documented double-page brings answers to the reader's questions.
Des Images et des Histoires (Art & Stories)
« Les forêts précèdent les hommes,
les déserts les suivent. »
« Forests precede people,
Léon art & stories is strongly involved in sustainable developement:
- • Designed in France, printed and bound in France an Belgium
- • Imprim'Vert certification
- • Printed on PEFC or FSC paper
In spite of higher costs we want to uphold social, economical and sustainable values.