His Name Was Ptirou

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This is the story of two lives intersecting. Juliette de Sainteloi is the daughter of an important businessman, and suffers from a serious heart condition. Ptirou is a young trapeze artist whose mother has just died while attempting a daring aerial feat. He has run away from the circus to avoid being put in an orphanage. This chance encounter between a daughter accompanying her father on business to New York, and a young stowaway hoping to try his luck in America, will mark a dramatic turning point in both their lives. In 1929, Robert Velter was a steward on board the ship carrying these two young people. By 1938, he had become a comic book artist better known by the pseudonym, “Rob-Vel.” Inspired by the tragic story of this mischievous little redhead, the character of Spirou is born.

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  • Booktype Children's & Family
  • Genre(s) Action & Adventure
  • Age rating 12+
  • Series ongoing
  • Publisher Dupuis (Belgium)

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