Author: Davide Cali
Illustrator: Serge Bloch
ISBN: 9780958557184

This is the year’s most extraordinary illustrated book. Already a major hit in France, The Enemy is a profound, moving and poignant fable for our time about two lonely soldiers facing each other across a barren desert battlefield. Are they the only soldiers left? How can they end the war? Just who is the enemy?

Created by Davide Cali and Serge Bloch, the award-winning team behind I Can’t Wait (winner of France’s prestigious Baobab Award, and Honour Book in the American Library Association’s Batchelder Award) and I Love Kissing You. This Wilkins Farago edition marks its first publication into English anywhere in the world. For readers aged from 7 to 77.

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  • Included in the USBBY’s 2010 list of Outstanding International Books.

     ‘Challenging the traditional notion of what a picture book is and who it is for is this stark, poignant book … [which] boldly explores the futility of war.’  ~ The Sunday Age

    ‘Impressive … the award-winning team of Cali and Bloch seems set for further recognition … Highly recommended.’ ~ Magpies