Voyage to the centre of the cell - Lorraine Joly
Lorraine Joly is a psychologist in the genetics department of Dijon University Hospital. The inspiration for this book was sparked by all the children she has met. However, any child with a curious mind, who may not necessarily have a genetic disease, is free to share in this adventure and be swept up in the joy of discovering the as yet unknown world of genetics. It is also intended for all parents, who will find in this book a method for communicating as a family on a topic which is not always easily put into words.
This is a story about Raphael, a boy of ten. He has been quite sickly from birth and is very slow in class, even if he understands everything. He wins a class competition and goes on a tour of a genetic diseases research centre. He is fascinated because secretly he has a dream of becoming a researcher himself. Due to an unexpected encounter with Professor Folk, he ends up having an incredible adventure in this centre which takes him into the core of human cells. He even ends up finding an explanation for his own physical anomalies. We get to accompany Raphael on his journey. Through his adventures, the scientific explanations seem more comprehensible, and are blended into his story.
The children of genetics – Sonia Georger
Sonia Georger welcomes patients to the genetics department. Through her job as a medical secretary, she has met many patients over the years. This contact prompted her to come up with a collection of children's books. The idea behind these books is to address the difficulties children may be made to face on a daily basis in very simple language using endearing characters like "William, the little hippopotamus", "Hercules, the little blowfish", "Hugo and Chloé the elders of the wild boar family", "Sacha the kitten" and even "Marie the baby mouse".
The collection is named: “The children of genetics”, and contains five books at present, with more stories to be added over time...
Sonia and Lorraine had the good fortune to work with highly motivated, enquiring illustrators. The drawings in Lorraine’s illustrated book were created by Charlotte Loviconi, a well-known artist from Lyon. Sonia's books were illustrated by Lucille Baurand, a promising young artist.