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Ginette Fournier & Chantal Piché -- Book Launch

Thursday Jan 31 2019 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of Monica-Claire at the Festival du Voyageur / Monica-Claire au Festival du Voyageur (Vidacom Publications).

Didi the dragonfly is at her wit’s end—she needs Monica-Claire’s help. Their mischievous friend, No-Tail the squirrel, has a play to perform in exactly one hour and he’s nowhere to be found! It’s wintertime in St. Boniface, and No-Tail’s not one to resist a good time... Could he be at the Festival du Voyageur?

Discover the surprises that await Monica-Claire, Didi, and their friends at this wonderful Manitoban winter celebration, and join them as they search the neighbourhood for their furry friend. Will they manage to find No-Tail before showtime? This tale of French-Canadian joie de vivre, the second entry in the Monica-Claire series, is an imaginative story that pays homage to the largest winter festival in Western Canada and the legendary voyageur era.

Author Ginette Fournier was a high-school teacher for thirty-three years, and had always dreamed of writing for children. Drawing from her nostalgia for her childhood neighbourhood of Old St. Boniface, in Winnipeg, she has brought to life the magical world within. The Monica-Claire books are the result of a promise she once made to two friends—the parents of the real-life Monica-Claire—to one day write a story featuring their young daughter.

Illustrator Chantal Piché is a self-taught artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Chantal, who has always exhibited a natural artistic talent, began illustrating the Monica-Claire series at the early age of fifteen. She took up drawing with pencil and paper as a young child, before trying her hand at what has since become her preferred method of creative expression—digital media.

See:

Monica Claire At the Festival Du Voyageur

- by Ginette Fournier

Children's paperback $11.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $10.76

Monica-Claire au Festival du Voyageur

- by Ginette Fournier

Children's paperback $11.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $10.76

Lili, la libellule, est dans tous ses états. Elle ne sait pas quoi faire. Il lui faut à tout prix l'aide de Monica-Claire. Leur ami, Pas d'queue, doit jouer dans une pièce de théâtre dans une heure exactement, mais il est introuvable. Elles s'élancent à sa recherche! C'est l'hiver à Saint-Boniface, au Manitoba, et l'écureuil dodu n'est pas du genre à rater une occasion de s'amuser. Ce taquin serait-il parti au Festival du Voyageur?Découvrez ce qui attend Monica-Claire, Lili et leurs amis à cette grande fête hivernale. Les ­filles arriveront-elles à retrouver leur compagnon touffu avant le début du spectacle?Ce deuxième tome de la collection Monica-Claire est une histoire d'amitié et de joie de vivre franco-canadienne, qui rend hommage au plus grand festival hivernal de l'Ouest canadien et à l'époque des voyageurs.