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Children's Fiction Music

A Picnic in the Sun

Bertie and Friends Hit the Road

illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

other primary creator Clerel & Geneviève Toupin

by (author) Christiane Duchesne & Jérôme Minière

Publisher
The Secret Mountain
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Music, Nursery Rhymes
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9782925108696
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k

Description

An imaginative musical tale, comprised of a narrated story interspersed with original and traditional songs, follows four inseparable friends who love to play together. Bertie and his buddies never ever got bored with each other... except for the time when it rained for four straight weeks! That’s when they decided to repair an old boat and head for dryer lands, a sunny place atop the Blue Mountain. The journey to the faraway, unknown destination wouldn’t be easy, but with a little help from newly made animal friends, they would finally make it to the summit, the best place in the whole world to have a picnic! In addition to an illustrated story, this book is accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of the narrated story and 18 songs along with unique code for the digital download of the audio.

About the authors

Originaire du Venezuela, Marianne Ferrer a immigré au Canada en 1998. Après avoir étudié l’illustration et le design au cégep Dawson à Montréal, elle a poursuivi ses études en design graphique à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, où elle habite toujours. Marianne a illustré de nombreux ouvrages, notamment Toucania (Monsieur Ed), Mel and Mo's Marvelous Balancing Act (Annick Press) et The Invisible Garden (Orca)Son style est empreint de charme, de délicatesse et de profondeur.

 

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Christiane Duschesne est originaire de Montréal. Elle a écrit pour la télévision, le cinéma et la radio en plus de mener une carrière d’écrivaine pour la jeunesse. Elle a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général en 1990 et en 1992 pour les livres La Vraie histoire du chien de Clara Vic et Victor. Christiane a également traduit plus de 500 livres, dont les albums tant appréciés de Robert Munsch.

 

Christiane Duchesne hails from Montreal. She has written for television, film, and radio in addition to her work in children’s publishing. Her works La vraie histoire du chien de Clara Vic and Victor won the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Christiane has also translated over 500 titles, including the beloved Robert Munsch picture books.

 

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