Fairy tale and philosophy meet in Jean Claude Mourlevat’s tale. There is a river, or so it seems, whose waters flow in reverse. It is said that anyone who drinks even a single drop of it becomes immortal. One day Hannah enters Tomek’s store and asks the young grocer if he knows that enchanted water. The boy is taken aback. Fascinated by the girl’s tale, he decides to accompany her on her quest. The two thus begin an extraordinary journey to the ends of the world, through lands never heard of: the village of the Little Perfumers, the Forest of Oblivion, Ban Baitan… But what awaits Hannah and Tomek? Will they be able to find the Kjar River? “The River in Reverse” is a timeless coming-of-age story for young and old, written by @jeanclaudemourlevat, winner of the 2021 Astrid Lindgren Award. #WeWithMondadori #JeanClaudeMourlevat #romance #BooksForChildren #fiction #Rizzoli #TheRiverAtTheOpposite