How it all began
Auzou was founded by Philippe Auzou in 1973 and began as a reference book publisher, creating dictionaries and encyclopedias. A family business, AUZOU valued quality and independence and sought to create books that satisfied curious minds. As no. 4 children’s publisher in France, the company continues to be led by these values and to satisfy more curious minds than ever.
Looking to the next generation
In 2006, Philippe Auzou passed the baton to his son Gauthier. When Gauthier took the helm of the family business in 2006, it was clear to him that the next chapter for Auzou would focus on making books that would bring the magic of reading to more children.
Développement de la branche jeunesse avec l'arrivée de Gauthier Auzou, l'un des fils de notre fondateur, Philippe Auzou.
Wolf is born!
2009 saw our beloved Wolf character burst out of the pages of the first Wolf story, The Wolf who wanted to change colour.
Over ten years later, Wolf is core to the childhood reading experience in France, with over seven million books sold. Wolf has gone beyond the pages of our best-selling storybooks and is now the star of a major TV adaptation and also has his own range of toys, games, stuffed toys, and more – hehas even featured in a theatre show in France!