Two children’s books will introduce young readers to Charles Aznavour and Aurora Mardiganian. The books are part of the “My Liittle Book” series initiated by comics-producing company HY Pictures.
The book “Charles” tells about the legendary French-Armenian artist Charles Aznavour. The idea for this book came last year, when Nicolas and Christina Aznavours got acquainted with the first books in “My Little Book” series at the Dilijan Winter Fair.
The book has been created in cooperation with the Aznavour Foundation. It features episodes from the singer’s childhood, about his first steps in the youth theater. It also presents scenes from film shootings and a meeting with Edith Piaf, which became a turning point in Aznavour’s life. Little readers will get to know Charles as a little boy who was able to overcome many difficulties and become a famous artist and great benefactor.
The “Aurora” book is about Arshaluys Mardiganian, a survivor of the genocide who was destined to become the first Armenian film star in Hollywood silent cinema. The fate of Aurora was not an easy one, and the book’s authors do not shy away from talking to a small reader in an accessible language about loss and difficulty. The book’s heroes will inspire the little reader to overcome difficulties with their boldness and unwavering will.