Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
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.
About the authors
Avant d'être auteur jeunesse à temps plein, Alain M. Bergeron a été journaliste pendant une vingtaine d'années. À ce jour, il a publié plus de 200 livres chez une douzaine d'éditeurs. Alain signe plusieurs séries dont les Billy Stuart, le Capitaine Static, et les Savais-tu? Alain a gagné tout récemment le Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles 2015 pour son roman Le géant qui sentait les petits pieds. Il habite à Victoriaville, au Québec.
Before becoming a full-time children’s author, Alain M. Bergeron worked as a journalist for over 20 years. Since then, he has published over 200 books with over a dozen publishing houses. His more popular series include: Billy Stuart, Capitaine Static, and Savais-tu? Alain recently won the 2015 Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles for his book Le géant qui sentait les petits pieds. He lives in Victoriaville, Quebec.
Samuel Parent, pen name Sampar, was born in 1973 in Victoriaville Quebec. He is a self-taught illustrator and cartoonist. He made his mark in recent years in the publishing world by being a winner of the New York Times top 10 illustrators of the year for 2014 and by being a finalist for the Governor General of Canada 2004 (Youth illustration). He has also been a Mr. Christie's Book Award 2002 finalist Awards, a favourite books Youth Communication-Jeunesse finalist, and a Hackmatack Award finalist in 2003 and 2004. Sampar's illustrations fascinate and capture the imagination of young and old alike. He is the father of three children and admits: "My dream is to make sure that my children can have something from me when they are old enough to be interested in reading."
Sophie B. Watson is an award-winning freelance writer who has been published in several magazines, including Briarpatch Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Canadian Living Magazine, Legacy Magazine, and Sustainable Times (among others). She holds a degree in English and French literature from the University of Alberta as well as a master's in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She has been a library page, a waitress, a substitute dj, a bookseller, and, most recently, the editor of Cork University Press. Cadillac Couches is Sophie's first novel. Read more about Sophie (and her aquatic larks) on her blog at sophiebwatson.com.
"This sequel has no shortage of comedic moments or brain-busting puzzle interludes…A satisfying second helping."
"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
"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.”
Other titles by Alain M. Bergeron
Other titles by Sampar
Other titles by Sophie B. Watson
Billy Stuart in the Eye of the Cyclops
Simon Steps Into the Ring Read-Along
Simon Steps Into the Ring
My Bright Friend Read-Along
My Head in the Clouds Read-Along
My Head in the Clouds
Billy Stuart and the Sea of a Thousand Dangers
My Bright Friend
Florence & Leon
Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids
Billy Stuart Les Zintrépides