Gautier-Languereau

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Gautier-Languereau
Parent company Hachette Livre
Status Active
Founded 1859
Founder Maurice Languereau and Henri Gautier
Country of origin France
Publication types children's books and magazines
Official website www.gautier-languereau.fr/index.php

Gautier-Languereau is a French publishing house, founded by Maurice Languereau and Henri Gautier, and currently owned by Hachette Livre, and used as an imprint for children's literature.

History[edit]

Founded in 1859 as Gautier, the company was renamed Gautier-Languereau in 1917 when Maurice Languereau became full partner with his uncle Henri Gautier.[1] They specialized in children's books and magazines and religious literature. Their biggest success came with the weekly magazine for girls La Semaine de Suzette,[2] published from 1905, and its flagship comic, Bécassine. The first Bécassine books appeared in 1913.[3] From that year on, the stories were written by Languereau.

In 1991, the company was acquired by Hachette.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gautier-Languereau/Les Deux Coqs d'Or" (in French). Imec. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ "From La Semaine de Suzette to Bibliothèque de Suzette". Retrieved 19 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Gautier-Languereau" (in French). Ricochet-jeunes.org. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 

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