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Florence & Leon

by Simon Boulerice, illustrated by Delphie Côté-Lacroix, translated by Sophie B. Watson

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Florence and Leon have never met. Florence is a swimming instructor. She has a small problem with her lungs: it's as if she's breathing through a straw. Leon is an insurance salesman. He has a small problem with his eyes: it's as if he's seeing the world through a straw. One day Florence and Leon bump into each other, literally, and this mishap turns their lives upside down. Over slushy drinks with proper straws, Florence and Leon find out how their differences make them alike.

About the Authors

Simon Boulerice

Award-winning Québécois author Simon Boulerice is a playwright, novelist, poet and children's book author. His picture book Florence & Léon (QuébecAmérique, published as Florence & Leon in English by Orca) was nominated for the 2016 Governor General's Award for French-language children's illustration. Inspired by the power of the imagination, Simon believes in the gift of time to let your mind wander...because you never know what it will come up with.
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Delphie Côté-Lacroix is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a background in graphic design. She uses simple composition and a limited color palette to creates images that are delicate yet impactful. She lives and work out of Montreal, Quebec. For more information, visit www.delphiecotelacroix.com.
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Delphie Côté-Lacroix is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a background in graphic design. She uses simple composition and a limited color palette to creates images that are delicate yet impactful. She lives and work out of Montreal, Quebec. For more information, visit www.delphiecotelacroix.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully honest and heartfelt, this story is perfect for quiet moments of sharing with loved ones, and could be read again and again…With the deceptively simple, uniquely styled illustrations, and the captivating prose with charming exchanges between the two characters, this well-developed, intimate story is one to be treasured and appreciated repeatedly. Highly recommended for the older picture book crowd."

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&quotLight and uncluttered pencil drawings with splashes of cheery red and yellow make excellent use of white space to connect scenes of spot art.&quot

— Kirkus Reviews

“Black-and-white illustrations, accented with red, yellow, and blue, suit a story (translated from the French) that is at once simple and full of empathy and feeling.”

— The Horn Book Online

"A lovely picture book... Regardless of who ends up reading it, Florence & Leon will bring a smile to readers' faces."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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