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Children's Fiction Friendship

A Gift for Sophie

by (author) Gilles Vigneault

illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch

other primary creator Martha Wainwright

The Secret Mountain
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Friendship, Music
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2


Winner of:Parents' Choice Recommended Award In this touching, poetic story set by the seaside, Old Man Tom teaches Sophie and Emilio the importance of seeing the world through their hearts. Presenting children with profound messages about friendship and gifts as well as old age and continuity, the book and accompanying CD offers a heartwarming perspective for the whole family. In addition to a production of the narrated story, the CD includes nine songs ranging from “A Friend That I Like” and “It's in the Nature of Things” to “I Have a Nest Full” and “The Old Man's House.”

About the authors


Gilles Vigneault's profile page

Stephane Jorisch is an award-winning artist and designer living in Montreal. He is the illustrator of "The Village of a Hundred Smiles and Other Stories" (1998), "The Magic Mustache" (1999) and "The Trial of the Stone" (2000).

Stéphane Jorisch's profile page

Martha Wainwright's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A rare gift for lovers of timeless tales, well told." —Christian Science Monitor

"David Francis effectively and expressively narrates this gem." —Terri Perper, School Library Journal

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