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Marie, The Little Mouse

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By Sonia Goerger (en collaboration avec l'association ARGAD et Elodie Garcia)

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Age: from 3 years old
Pagination: 32 pages
Size: 240 x 195 mm
Binding: Hardback
Language: French, English, Chinese, Spanish  or Ukrainian
Publication: December 2021
ISBN : 978-2-490660-68-1 (Printed book version in French)/ 978-2-490660-71-1 (ePub in French)/ 978-2-490660-74-2 (ePub in English)/ 978-2-490660-39-1 (ePub in Spanish)/ 978-2-490660-47-6 (ePub in Chinese)


Marie has achondroplasia, a genetic condition that prevents her from growing normally. But her small stature will not stand in the way of accomplishing great things!


Medical secretary, Sonia Goerger has been welcoming and meeting with numerous patients regarding genetics for many years. This interaction inspired her to create this series of books on “Children of Genetics.”

The books within this collection address challenges these patients may face on a daily basis, in simple terms and with endearing characters.

Graphic designer for several years, Elodie Garcia is an author and illustrator of children’s books and comics. The delicacy of her line allows her to approach, in a gentle way, difficult subjects. By illustrating the “Children of Genetics” book series, she hopes to help families facing a rare diseases.


The ARGAD Association (Association for Research in Genetics and Support for Families and Professionals of Dijon-Bourgogne) is a non-profit association under the 1901 law, created in September 2010.

ARGAD engages in numerous activities:

  • Improving reception and care conditions for patients with rare diseases in Burgundy, within the Genetics Centre of Dijon CHU,
  • Raising awareness among health professionals in the Burgundy region, and amongst the general public regarding rare diseases,
  • Contributing to a better and improved training of health professionals involved in rare diseases,
  • And, supporting clinical and biological research activities in the field of genetic mutations associated with abnormalities in development and intellectual disabilities in Burgundy.

To support the ARGAD Association and its’ mission (website).

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