An exhibition entitled Martine, a Friend from Europe opens in Hanoi on December 12, on the occasion of publishing the comic series Martin (20 episodes) in Vietnamese.

The exhibition aims to present to Vietnamese readers, young and adult, a well-known European cartoon series that narrates the beautiful adventures in the daily life of a 10-year-old perfect girl named Martine, who is often accompanied by her close friends, the dog Patapouf and the cat Moustache. The series evokes pure emotions among readers and invites them to discover the beautiful nature in the countryside.

Since the creation of the comic character Martine in 1954 by Belgians Gilbert Delahaye and Marcel Marlier, the series has been cherished by several generations of girls and boys worldwide. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and illustrated with beautiful images. More than 100 million copies of the cartoon series have been sold globally, which is unprecedented in the world of children’s literature.

Martine has different names in different countries where the series has been published, including Anita, Tiny and Maja, as well as Zana, Debbie and Aysegul, besides Marika. In Vietnam, she is known as Martin.

The 10-day exhibition, organised by the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in Vietnam and Kim Dong Publishing House, will run till December 22, at Exhibition House, 93 Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hanoi.-VNA