Violette Around the World, Vol. 1: My Head in the Clouds
Written by Teresa Radice and Illustrated by Stefano Turconi
“My name is Violette Vermeer: Dutch father, French mother…citizen of the world! My house has a thousand rooms…one for every place we’ve passed through…!”
She’s named Violette, like the flower in the Spring, like the seventh color of the rainbow. Her family is part of the Circus of the Moon — her mother is the stuntwoman and her father is the insect tamer. The stories take place at the end of the 19th century. Violette is a curious, happy 12 year old who is fascinated by the beauty of the world around her: music, painting, drawing, nature, and much more. She shares adventures with her friend Samir (a budding trapeze artist), her unusual animal friends, and her father’s trained insects!
This first story in the series takes place in Paris, where Violette has to balance her time between the freedom of the circus and her homework at school. But Paris is the city of beauty and art, and soon she will make an encounter with a special person!