Pascal Lemaitreascal Lemaitre is the illustrator of several books for children, including Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper? (Simon & Schuster, 2003), Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse? (Simon & Schuster, 2003)—both New York Times bestsellers—as well as Who's Got Game? Poppy or the Snake? (Simon & Schuster, 2004), and The Book of Mean People (Hyperion, 2002), all by Toni and Slade Morrison. Pascal also created the artwork for Supercat (Workman, 2002), Supercat to the Rescue (Workman, 2002), and Baby Goose (Hyperion, 2004), all by Kate McMullan, Do Not Open This Book! by Michaela Muntean (Scholastic, 2006), and the Doctor Ted series by Andrea Beaty (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008). Pascal's more recent books include Hush Baby Ghostling by Andrea Beaty, Always by Alison McGhee, Let's Get a Checkup by Alan Katz, Bulldog's Big Day by Kate McMullan, Goodnight Dragons by Judith L. Roth, and a retelling of Pinocchio by Kate McMullan. He also illustrated Come With Me by Holly McGhee, to be published in fall 2017.

Pascal has also illustrated books by great French thinkers such as Stéphane Hessel, Edgard Morin, Boris Cyrulnik, Jean-Claude Ameisen, Pierre Rahbi, Patrick Weil, etc.

In the field of French children's books, he worked with such writers as François-Bégaudeau, Rascal, Flavie Flament, Maureen Dor, Bruno Coppens, Ludovic Flamant, Pierre et Irène Coran, etc.

His illustration for children's books such as The Book of Mean People were displayed in the Tomi Ungerer's museum, the International Center for Illustrations in Strasbourg. When Bill Steig saw that book, he said, "Those are wonderful drawings and you can quote me!"


Pascal Lemaitre was born in Belgium in 1967. He began illustrating in 1989, and now also teaches visual narration in Brussels at La Cambre, a school created by H. Van de velde where he once studied. Pascal spends his year between Brussels, Brooklyn, and Trouville with his wife, Manou, and their daughter, Maelle...and their dog, Doodle.

His wife, Emmanuele Phuon, is a dancer/choreographer creating a bridge between her experience in New York (She was part of Mikhail Baryshnikov's company and now dances with Yvonne Rainer's Raindears) and young dancers in Cambodia. Manou's mother, Yvette Pierpaoli, was a humanitarian killed in mission in Kosovo. She was working for Refugee International. John le Carré dedicated his novel The Constant Gardener to her.

Pascal Lemaitre is represented by Holly McGhee.
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