Posted on August 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The world is saying goodbye to another literary artist this week.

Jean-Jacques Sempé, who illustrated the French children’s book series Le Petit Nicolas and created more covers for The New Yorker than any other artist, has died at age eighty-nine.

The Guardian notes that over 15 million copies of the Le Petit Nicolas books, which show the gentle childhood that Sempé himself never experienced, have sold worldwide.

You can read more about Sempé's life and work in the Guardian.

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