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Billy Stuart in the Minotaur's Lair
By (author): Alain M. Bergeron Illustrated by: Sampar Translated by: Sophie B. Watson
9781459818408 Paperback, Trade English, Translated from: French Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction / Time Travel Mar 12, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 6 x 7.5 x 0.5 in | 320 gr 160 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C013314 Orca Book Publishers
Will the Minotaur find Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids before they find Grandpa?

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 Grandpa, Billy and friends find themselves on the island of Crete, snout to snout with King Minos's Minotaur. It's a formidable challenge; Billy and his buddies have to escape the Minotaur, the labyrinth and King Minos's wrath and maybe, just maybe, find their way home!

Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games and puzzles, this sequel to Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids is sure to amuse readers of all ages.

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 leading school workshops and writing, 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.

 Key Selling Points

Billy Stuart and his loyal Scout group have inadvertently traveled through time and are trapped in a labyrinth with King Minos’s Minotaur

Sequel to Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids (2018)

Themes of adventure, team building and time travel

Brightly illustrated and enhanced with games, puzzles, panels, thought bubbles and full panels

Prolific author, Alain M. Bergeron has written over 250 children’s books including Abby's Fabulous Season (2014) and Une casserole sur la tête (2016)

Marketing and Promotional Points

Print and online advertising campaigns

Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade

Extensive ARC distribution, including LibraryThing Early
Reviewers and NetGalley

Blog and social media promotion

"Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids experience an exciting adventure populated with mythical figures, ferocious monsters and perilous situations. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This sequel has no shortage of comedic moments or brain-busting puzzle interludes…A satisfying second helping." - Kirkus Reviews

"Sampar's bold illustrations make this book stand out as readers get to view many colorful settings, expressive characters, and scenes full of movement. Bergeron's accompanying text will produce plenty of giggles with humor that comes from silly situations and dialog alike." - Youth Services Book Review

“Students will enjoy reading this fast pace adventure. Every page is a treasure trove of detailed information. Even the text is full of a variety of fonts and coloured words.” - Resource Links

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