René GUILLOT

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FrenchBorn Paul René GUILLOT

French writer of children's books

Born on January 24, 1900 in Courcoury, France , France

Died on March 26, 1969 in Paris, France

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After studying science, he moved to Senegal to work as a teacher, spending over 20 years in Africa. Most of the material for his many books comes from this time.



His books include Kpo the Leopard, The King of Cats, Sirga: Queen of the African Bush, and Oworo.

...   After studying science, he moved to Senegal to work as a teacher, spending over 20 years in Africa. Most of the material for his many books comes from this time.



His books include Kpo the Leopard, The King of Cats, Sirga: Queen of the African Bush, and Oworo.



Kpo the Leopard was published in 1955 and was also included in The Hamish Hamilton Book of Wise Animals, edited by Eilis Dillon, illustrated by Bernard Brett (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975. ISBN 0-241-02156-1), together with pieces featuring "fabulous animals" such as Edgar Allan Poe's Raven, E. Nesbit's Psammead, T. S. Eliot's Mr. Mistoffelees, and Rollicum Bitem the Fox from The Midnight Folk by John Masefield.



The 397th White Elephant was named to the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list in 1958.



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