the world at arms’ length
by Ingrid Tobois & Géraldine Alibeu
16 x 22 cm / 48 p. / 16 € / from 8 years old
Ella Maillart was a 20th century adventurer and writer. This picture book takes us on her trail, from childhood to death, from the shores of Lake Geneva to the perilous Chinese Turkestan, via the USSR and Afghanistan. Through the story of Ella, Kini touches on broader themes, such as the status of women and the ravages of mass tourism and Eurocentrism.