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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: S Lexile measure: 610L
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Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops
By (author): Alain M. Bergeron Illustrated by: Sampar Translated by: Sophie B. Watson
9781459823464 Paperback, Trade English, Translated from: French Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous May 12, 2020 Print Run: 4000
$9.95 CAD
Active 6 x 7.5 x 0.44 in | 320 gr 160 pages Colour illustrations FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
Somebody has their eye on Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids.

Billy Stuart, the young raccoon leader of the Zintrepids Scout troop, aspires to be just like his grandfather, a globe-trotting adventurer who knows no fear. After accidentally traveling through time in pursuit of the elder Stuart, Billy and friends find themselves lost in a land inhabited by giants: giant plants, giant animals, GIANT MONSTERS! Billy and his companions set off to explore the island, looking for fresh water and food. But a hailstorm forces them to take shelter in a grotto, where they find the trail of Billy’s grandfather, Virgil Stuart. However, following Grandpa’s footsteps turns out to be much more perilous than they expected. And stranded in the heart of this mysterious island, the Zintrepids can’t shake the feeling that they are being watched.

Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles throughout, Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops is sure to amuse readers of all ages.

Key Selling Points

  • In this fourth installment of the Billy Stuart series, Billy and the Zintrepids explore an island where everything is massive: the plants, the animals and the monsters. They find another clue to continue their search for Billy’s grandfather but must overcome some hurdles before they can follow in his footsteps.
  • Similar in format and style to the Geronimo Stilton series, these books are partially illustrated and have words called out in different fonts and colors.
  • This book is a great hybrid between early chapter books and graphic novels.
  • Over 200,000 copies of the original French version have been sold in Quebec alone.

A prolific author, Alain M. Bergeron has written over 300 children's books. He collaborated with Quebecois artist Sampar to create Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids, a colorful cast of Scouts that includes a raccoon, fox, chameleon, skunk and weasel. This intrepid crew made one fateful mistake and has been suffering the consequences ever since. Alain devotes himself exclusively to writing and leading school workshops, and his inexhaustible imagination has made him a fixture in children's literature and garnered many awards and accolades. Alain lives in Victoriaville, Quebec.

Multitalented, self-taught illustrator and cartoonist Samuel Parent, better known by the pen name Sampar, possesses a lively imagination that draws viewers into worlds that are moving, wacky and sometimes even mythical. His career as an illustrator hit its stride at the humor magazine Safarir, earning him widespread acclaim in Quebec, the United States and Australia. Sampar lives in Victoriaville, Quebec.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion, sharing author's video of Billy Stuart theme song
  • Outreach in Orca newsletter
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