Edmond and George Owl encounter a mysterious Thing while out walking. Terrified, they run to take cover in Edmond's house. But with the help of some fortifying green cookies and an excellent disguise, they come to understand that the Thing is not so terrifying after all.
Astrid Desbordes lives in Paris, where she works as an editor and an author. She received her degree in philosophy and has written several books on religion and philosophy for adults, but she also writes rich and unusual stories for children. Her first book to be published in the US (also by Enchanted Lion) was Daydreams of A Solitary Hamster, a clever and absolutely charming riff on Rousseau for young readers. Marc Boutavant is an award-winning author and illustrator. For years, Boutavant has drawn for picture books and comics, and he's done his fair share of editorial illustration as well. His cartoons and picture books have made him a widely sought after illustrator. Boutavant's lively, expressive, and inventive illustrations appeal to both children and their parents, for they are simple and complex, witty, playful, and probing all at the same time. Ghosts, another Boutavant treat, is also published by Enchanted Lion Books.