A team specialized in modern teaching methods...
We are a team of specialists from the worlds of publishing and education, supported by an experienced, expert network.
Like in Asterix’s adventures and the magic potion, Sylvia Dorance, "fell into the Freinet method when she was little"; behind the original Ecole Vivante initiative, her career has been oriented continually toward modern teaching methods and creativity:
• editor-in-chief for children's magazines at Milan and Nathan (French publishing houses),
• author and director of educational, encyclopaedic and documentary series (Retz, Hachette, Magnard, La Martinière, etc.).
...and in publishing for children, parents and teachers
When addressing children and adolescents, visual and communication aspects are even more important than with an adult public. It is Corinne Leveuf, graphic artist and artistic director (Gallimard, Laffont), who designs our publications’ entire look, making them as accessible and easy to read as possible.
Our "lucky charm" illustrator
Catherine Nouvelle illustrates a great many of our works. Why are we so faithful?
Of course, because we think a good deal of her talent. But also for much more objective reasons: her style is unique and varied; she doesn't try to follow fashion, but makes her own way; and her drawings convey the balance we think best for children: tenderness without mawkishness, witty humour, and a richness that means adults enjoy her work as much as children do.
To contact us
Postal address : L'Ecole Vivante, 5871 chemin Pont Frac, 83570 Cotignac
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