PERFECT INTRO TO COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS: Told in graphic novel-style panels and speech bubbles, this is a great book to get kids into comics and graphic novels.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ILLUSTRATOR: Isabelle’s work has been recognized and praised around the world, and her fans include Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett.
LEARNING TO LEAD: A fun and playful look at leadership.
GIRL POWER: Maya is a strong heroine who fights for equal rights for girls and establishes a queendom!
RELATABLE HUMOR: This slyly funny and relatable story of a highly creative and bossy girl who learns how to get along with others and play fairly will resonate with kids and adults alike.
DIVERSE CHARACTERS: Maya herself is a child of color, and her friends come from many backgrounds.
THIRD IN AN ACCLAIMED SERIES: Colette’s Lost Pet and Albert’s Quiet Quest have received praise and recognition around the world and been sold into numerous territories. But Maya’s Big Scene works beautifully as a standalone too. Book 4 will be published in Spring 22.
PRAISE FOR ALBERT’S QUIET QUEST:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Nominated for the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature—Illustrated Books
Winner of the 2020 Prix des Écoles d’Angoulême
One of the Globe and Mail’s 100 Books That Shaped 2019
One of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019
“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
“Simultaneously supports social-emotional growth and celebrates collaborative creativity.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Children need to learn how to get along with one another; the jubilantly performative setting of this inventive book is a perfect expression of that truth.”—Imaginary Elevators
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