Le Fantôme de Ville Noire is Tikoulou’s latest album. This time, the character returns to us through the pen of Caroline Mandron. The album was officially launched at the 3rd edition of the Trou-D’Eau-Douce Book Festival. Illustrations by Henry Koombes.
The country knows her for her paintings and is discovering her for the first time as an author. Caroline, whose artist name is Karo, has just relaunched the adventures of Tikoulou and his friends: “During my discovery classes at the Ecole du Nord, I used the Tikoulou comic strip a lot as a support. One day, I asked Pascale Siew from Editions Vizavi – who publishes Tikoulou – if it would be a good idea to adapt one of her albums to tell the story of Mauritius to children and introduce them to the south of the island. So she asked me to write it. Which I ended up doing,” explains the author.
Aimed at children aged 6 to 10, the album is intended as a teaching aid to help them discover the history of Mauritius: “There’s the history under different periods. Then, we invite little readers to discover more about the south through its attractions and heritage.”
Tikoulou, Kasskott and Gromarto are on vacation at Pointe d’Esny. They
They decide to visit the Mahébourg museum, but a surprise awaits them: the spyglass of the famous English captain Willoughby has been stolen. The three friends immediately set off in search of the telescope.
Mahébourg and Ville Noire, and even to Île de la Passe and Île aux
Passe and Ile aux Fouquets. Will the children’s ingenuity triumph over the thief’s wiles? of the thief?