Mr Leon's Paris

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Mr Leon's Paris
Mr Leon's Paris cover.jpg
Original French cover
Author Stéphane-Yves Barroux
Original title Le Paris de Léon
Translator Sarah Ardizzone
Country France
Language English
Genre illustrated fiction
Publisher Phoenix Yard Books
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 32
ISBN 9781907912085
OCLC 769547135

Mr Leon's Paris (original title Le Paris de Léon) is a children's book telling the story of a taxi driver's travels around the city of Paris. It is written and illustrated by Stéphane-Yves Barroux.[1][2]

Sacré-Cœur, as depicted within the book

The driver's travels take in the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Cœur.[3] The story is well illustrated[2][4] in pencil[3] by Barroux,[5] although his "blocky, abstract comics" have been considered to not do justice to famous landmarks.[1]

The book was originally published in France in 2011[1] and was skilfully[6] translated by Sarah Ardizzone.[1] The translation is credited as giving a "British feel with American flair"[7] although there is difficulty with some of the original word play.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Mr. Leon’s Paris". Publishers Weekly. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Barroux a conté " Le Paris de Léon " aux enfants de l'école Prévert". La Voix du Nord. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Demarconnay, Julie (18 December 2012). "Coup de cœur sur le salon : Le Paris de Léon – Barroux". Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mr Leon's Paris". Book Trust website. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Barroux (jeunesse)". Lire en Pays Autunois website. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Mallett, Margaret. "Mr Leon's Paris". Books for Keeps website. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Terri Schlichenmeyer (15 July 2013). "Mr Leon's Paris takes kids on an international trip". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2014.