HIGHLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR: Isabelle Arsenault’s work consistently receives rave reviews and wide recognition.
LOVE OF READING: A perfect book for kids (and librarians and teachers!) who love to read and can relate to Albert’s introversion and quest for escape. A great summer reading pick!
COMPANION BOOK TO COLETTE’S LOST PET: Colette enjoyed international recognition and has been featured in the New York Times, Booklist and Kirkus, as well as lots of Canadian recognition.
THE WORLD OF MILE END: Inspired by her Montreal neighborhood, Isabelle has created a nostalgic, fun and heartwarming world of kids, like a Quebecois Charlie Brown that we hope will continue in future books.
GRAPHIC NOVEL INSPIRATION: Told in graphic novel-style panels and speech bubbles.
POWER OF IMAGINATION AND FANTASY: A story that shows kids using their imaginations for interactive play and blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.
STRONG US PARTNER: We are co-publishing with Random House Children’s Books in the U.S.
PRAISE FOR COLETTE’S LOST PET:
A Quill & Quire Best Kids’ Book of the Year (2017)
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids pick
A Booklist Editor’s Choice pick
Starred in CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (2017)
Winner of the Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design
“[M]agical…Arsenault continues to teach us about children while advancing the art of books created for them.”—New York Times Book Review
“Arsenault crafts a story rooted in themes of understanding, empathy, and the way imagination can be used to silently conspire and inspire.”—Starred Review, Quill & Quire
“With a graphic-novel-like format, arresting artwork, and a story that will ring true to many little kids with big imaginations of their own, this warm, funny picture book hits all the right notes.”—Starred Review, Booklist
“Arsenault’s story has the feel of a campfire song, increasingly fun and outrageous until the joyful end and its promise of new friendships.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The boundary between picture book and comic is delightfully blurred in this sensitive story about a girl with a yellow raincoat and a fictional lost pet.”—National Post
“Arsenault’s drawings, in grays, blacks, yellows and a bit of light blue, are sweet but not saccharine, and the hand-lettered text is relaxed and inviting—much like the entire story. Delightful.”—BookPage
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