The Story of Herman

The Story of Herman


Texte/Text & illustrations: Catherine Ho


A wreck washed ashore and strange food cans lay scattered along the beach. Herman the Lizard and Max the Raven discover them while playing nearby. The gluttonous Herman eats up all the contents of the cans. All of a sudden, he doesn't feel well... In this fantastic tale, a huge surprise is waiting for Max and the other animals living in the forest. But Max will neither lose confidence nor his temper while trying to help his friend.



  • This edition

    ISBN 978-2-924332-23-8

    Released on February 15th, 2016

    25.4 x 32 cm

    56 pages — Hardcover
    5+ years

  • Reviews

    “Although the plot is quite inviting, this animal tale's main interest lies much more in its visual counterpart. Alternating pages of text and illustrations in a classic graphic presentation and using dark illustrations on a yellowish background which evokes parchment paper, the book carries us in a universe inspired by ancient tales.”

    Marie Fradette, Le Devoir

    “The mastery of Catherine Ho's drawings is remarkable, and each page is full of details that one takes pleasure in observing. The characters all possess unique personalities, emotions, postures, and faces that are perfectly conveyed by the illustrations.”

    Pierre-Alexandre Bonin, Campagne pour la lecture

    “Breaking the rules of classic children's literature from the very start, Catherine Ho offers us a book both poetic and surrealistic, and a little unsettling. We can feel the benevolent shadow of illustrator Edward Gorey hovering overhead.”
    Aurore Lehmann, La Marelle Mag

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