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Albert's Quiet Quest
By (author): Isabelle Arsenault
9781101917626 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General May 07, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 7.38 x 9.38 x 0.44 in | 0.74 lb 48 pages FULL-COLOUR THROUGHOUT Tundra Books
 
Governor General's Literary Awards - Children's Literature - Illustration 2019, Nominated
Albert just wants to read his book in peace…why won’t his friends give him some quiet? A delightful picture book about finding alone time from an internationally acclaimed illustrator.

There are so many distractions in Albert’s Mile End neighborhood, what’s a book-loving introvert to do? Desperate for a quiet place to read, Albert storms out to the alley behind his house where his friends and neighbors often meet to play. Lucky him—not only is no one around today, but he finds an old painting of a beach scene that someone’s left for the trash. The painting sparks Albert’s imagination, spurring him on a zen-like quest for a quiet reading break on a sunset beach, a moment to unplug and find peace. And he almost does too, except for those meddling Mile End kids…who just want to have some fun, as LOUDLY as possible. Will Albert ever find a moment of quiet to enjoy his book? Or could his friends be looking for a book break of their own?

Readers will love this adorably relatable story of a quiet kid, his big imagination and bringing friends together through the magic of reading.

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.

ISABELLE ARSENAULT studied graphic design at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. She has achieved international recognition for her work and won many awards and distinctions, including three Governor General’s Awards for Children’s Literature, the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist, the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2017, and IBBY Canada’s Cleaver Picture Book Award, and has been featured twice on the New York Times’ “10 Best Illustrated Books” list, in 2011 and 2013. In 2018, she was nominated for the Hans Christian Anderson Award by IBBY Canada. She lives with her family in Mile End, Montreal.

Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec

Author Hometown: Montreal, Quebec

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A Junior Library Guild selection
On Quill & Quire’s Kidlit Spring Preview 2019, Picture Books
One of CBC’s 29 Canadian Kids Books & YA to Look For in Spring 2019
One of the Globe and Mail's 100 Books That Shaped 2019
One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019

PRAISE FOR Albert's Quiet Quest:

“With her elegant, effortlessly fascinating visual style, Arsenault makes it all look like joyous, communal fun.” --New York Times

“In Arsenault’s ideal neighborhood, independent children make their own decisions and form their own community, and they resolve their own conflicts, too.” --Publishers Weekly

"This accessible story will validate readers who relish their quiet time as well as their friends." --Kirkus Reviews

"A subtle portrait of the independent republic of childhood." --Horn Book Magazine

"The imaginative contrast between the beach scenes and the urban setting creates a humorous backdrop for this 'quiet' tale of kindness and friendship." --School Library Journal

"Each member of the beguiling ensemble cast is wholly engaging.” --Quill & Quire

“It is a joy to see Albert’s desire to unwind through his love of reading inspire the children around him to do the same." --Highly Recommended, Resource Links

“[Arsenault’s] masterful capture of motions and emotions with only a few lines is remarkable. . . . [The book] is a humorous and relatable take on navigating social interactions and the need for downtime as an introvert as well as being a loving ode to the quiet power of a good book.” --Highly Recommended, CM Reviews

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