In Dodoland tells the story of a little boy who travels across Mauritius in search of the Dodo. Implicitly, the story conveys the innate desire of the author to discover anew the innocence of the land. An irresistible invitation to visit the colorful island of Mauritius.
Written by Pascale Siew and illustrated by Henry Koombes.
Available in French, English, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian and Mauritian Creole.
ISBN : 978 99903 37 14 4
Publication date : 1998
Number of pages : 28 Pages
Price: Rs 350
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A passion for reading
Before 1998 in Mauritius, there was no children’s literature that focused on a Mauritian protagonist. Moreover, children did not read or very little. Pascale Siew and Henry Koombes decided they wanted to share their passion for reading through picture books that aimed the young population. As a consequence, introducing the joy of reading to kids has become a priority for Tikulu’s parents.
This is how we discovered Tikulu, our little Mauritian hero, in 1998 in In Dodoland. A new Mauritian protagonist was born!
And In Dodoland is only the beginning of a much bigger adventure!
In Dodoland – latest news
The series “Tikulu’s Adventures” now has 15 books. The last album, Tikulu and the Spirit of the Sea, was written by Nathacha Appanah and illustrated by Henry Koombes – it was published in 2014.
Since 2009, the album In Dodoland has also been available as a cartoon. Tikulu and his friend Lucas embark on a new adventure: they decide to go looking for the mysterious Dodo.
The children’s book In Dodoland was published in Chinese and Russian in 2013. It is thus available in 7 languages: French, Mauritian Creole, English, German, Italian and lately in Chinese and Russian.