A is for Auteur is a children's alphabet book featuring cinema’s greatest filmmakers from A to Z. Clever, beautifully-designed and packed with references to more than 200 films from Alfred Hitchcock to Agnès Varda, this one-of-a-kind collection is a must-own for cinephiles and little cinephiles alike.
A is for Auteur features 35 directors from around the world, from mid-century movie makers like Orson Welles to modern masters like Quentin Tarantino, from the celebrated to the underrated. Spanning nearly 100 years of cinema from Citizen Kane to Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, A is for Auteur is a tongue-in-cheek ode to some of the greatest filmmakers of all time. You know, for kids.
A is for Auteur is an indispensable alphabet book for kids and a gorgeously designed coffee table book for grown-ups. Written by Cory Everett and illustrated by Steve Isaacs, A is for Auteur is infused with a genuine love of movies and packed with loving, obsessive detail. Each of the 26 beautiful illustrations depicts a director as well as some of the most memorable imagery from that filmmaker's oeuvre. Older readers can test their knowledge spotting all the easter eggs, while the playful prose makes the book a pleasure to read aloud, even if the Truffaut references may fly over the head of your toddler.