Sylvie Kantorovitz was born in Casablanca and grew up in France. She is the author-illustrator of many picture books. This is her first graphic novel. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her partner, author-illustrator Barbara Lehman.
Kantorovitz tells the story of how her family emigrated from Morocco to France...The cartoonish art style is enchanting, and Kantorovitz makes effective use of color and panel layout to convey mood...Readers, particularly those who grapple with challenging parental relationships or escape into art, will find that this witty memoir speaks to their own experiences. --School Library Journal