Author(s): Saul Bass
"Henri's Walk to Paris is the story of a young boy who lives in Reboul, France, who dreams of going to Paris. One day, after reading a book about Paris, he decides to pack a lunch and head for the city. "
Along the way, Henri gets tired and falls asleep under a tree. And this is when the story gets really charming. What Henri sees, we see, in a flowing panorama of pictures conceived by the eminent graphic designer Saul Bass.
Saul Bass (1920-1996) was a celebrated American graphic designer and filmmaker, but he is best known for his design on animated motion-picture title sequences. During his forty-year career he worked for some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, including most notably Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese. Among his most famous title sequences are those for Preminger's "The Man with the Golden Arm," and Hitchcock's North by "Northwest "and" Psycho." Leonore Klein wrote the children's books "What Would You Do If . . ." (1956), "Mud, Mud, Mud "(1962), "Brave Daniel" (1966), and "Only One Ant" (1971), among many others. Besides writing books for children, Klein was a librarian in New York.