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Marion Muller-Colard, Nathalie Novi: Dr. Freud, Fish Whisperer

Marion Muller-Colard, Nathalie Novi

Dr. Freud, Fish Whisperer

Translated by Anna Street

Softcover, 64 pages

Sprawled in his favorite armchair, Dr. Freud notices a peculiar phrase in pages of his notebook: “preaching to the fishes.” What could he have meant by this? If there’s one thing he has learned working as a psychoanalyst, it’s that the best way to make sense of yourself is through your dreams—and so he settles down for a nice long nap. But no sooner does his head hit the pillow than he begins to hear voices! A frightened fish with a childhood memory lodged in its throat coaxes Dr. Freud into the cold water, where his ideas come to life through an unforgettable cast of characters, including a loquacious carp and three frogs—Id, Ego, and Superego—locked in fierce competition for a single waterlily.

  • loss
  • childhood
  • trauma
  • psychology
  • young readers
  • Sigmund Freud
  • psychoanalysis
  • memory

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Marion Muller-Colard

is a theologian and specialist in Jewish studies. Having published various children’s books and books for young readers, she is the author of books on theology, too.

Nathalie Novi

spent her childhood in Africa, studied art in Nancy and Paris and works as an illustrator since 1992, especially for children books.