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.
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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