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Anna Swan

La vraie histoire d'une géante

by (author) Anne Renaud

illustrated by Marie Lafrance

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
General, Canada, Size & Shape
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443169547
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

 

See below for English description.

Quand Anna Swan est née en août 1846, les gens parlaient déjà d'elle. Car quand elle était toute petite, Anna était déjà GIGANTESQUE. En effet, avant même l'âge de 10 ans, elle était plus grande que son père! Après avoir grandi en ayant l'impression de déborder de toutes sortes d'endroits, Anna déménage à New York à l'âge de 17 ans pour se joindre à la Galerie des merveilles de P.T. Barnum, et sa vie ne sera plus jamais la même…

Ce récit inspirant d'une femme ayant surmonté de nombreux obstacles a été conçu par deux créatrices montréalaises. La plume enjouée d'Anne Renaud et le rythme qu'elle donne aux mots rendent cet album idéal pour la lecture à voix haute, tandis que les remarquables illustrations de Marie Lafrance témoignent de l'atmosphère qui régnait à l'époque. Ce livre inclut également des renseignements et des photos supplémentaires à propos de la vie incroyable d'Anna Swan.

 

When Anna Swan came into the world in August of 1846, people chattered about her. Because even when she was small, Anna was tremendous -- before she turned ten, she towered over her father. Anna grew up feeling like she bulged out from all sorts of spaces. Then, at age seventeen, she moved to New York City to be part of P.T. Barnum's Gallery of Wonders -- and her life changed forever.

The uplifting take of an extraordinary woman who overcame early struggles is brought to life by two Montreal creators, as Anne Renaud's playful rhythmic language makes it a perfect read-aloud, while Marie Lafrance's gorgeous illustrations convey historical period and sensitivity. This book includes a thoroughly researched author's note with photographs and more information about Anna's remarkable life.

Original title: The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan

 

 

About the authors

Anne Renaud is a life-long Quebecker and is the author of several picture books, as well as historical non-fiction books for children, including: The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan (CBU Press), A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival, Island of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île, and Into the Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland. An expanded edition of Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far, first published in 2008, is forthcoming from CBU Press. Anne’s work has been nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award, the Red Cedar Book Award and the Red Maple Award. The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan ( for CBU Press, 2013) was shortlistedthe Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children's & Young Adult Literature. Anne is also a regular contributor to children’s magazines, such as Highlights, Pockets, Cricket, Odyssey, Faces, Clubhouse and Shine. She hopes her books educate, entertain and inspire children.

Anne Renaud's profile page

 

Marie Lafrance est née à Québec. Après des études en graphisme et un long séjour aux États-Unis, elle décide de se consacrer à l'illustration. Ses œuvres lui ont valu des nominations au prix du Gouverneur général et elle a remporté le Prix Ruth et Sylvia Schwartz de littérature jeunesse pour le livre Une poule pour Izzy Pippik qu'elle a illustré. Marie vit à Montréal.

 

MARIE LAFRANCE has spent her whole life drawing pictures, at first to keep from biting her nails, then for magazines, newspapers, posters, billboards and board games. Now she illustrates picture books, including The Lady with the Books, Oscar Lives Next Door, and Bunny the Brave War Horse. Her book A Hen for Izzy Pippik won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Marie lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

Marie Lafrance's profile page

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