Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
There was a time when Madame Pauline used to love to read, when she threw herself wholeheartedly into gardens of words where she wandered about amongst treasures, goddesses, and dinosaurs. But time passed, and now Madame Pauline doesn't feel like wandering on her own anymore. What's the point in picking a flower if there's no one to smell it with? That's forgetting Monsieur Jardinier, gardener of words and his islands filled with knights, chocolates, and pyjamas. Who's going to cross the ocean to share his treasures? Will the little seed of hope, squished into Madame Pauline's coat, be able to bloom again? A story to celebrate the 10th anniversary of organisati on Lire et faire lire Acadie.
About the authors
From Moncton, New-Brunswick, filmmaker and writer Marie Cadieux is since 2012 the executi ve and literary director of Bouton d?or Acadie. She published, almongst others, a short story book called Enfance et autres fissures, which was shortlisted for the Antonine-Maillet-Acadie-Vie award. She also wrote, with regretted Acadian singer-songwriter Angèle Arsenault and storyteller Marie-France Comeau, the picture-book Le Pit à papa. Her first collaboration with François Dimberton, the novel Histoire de Galet, was awarded the Champlain literary prize in 2018.
François Dimberton started his career in the middle of the 70's as the cartoonist of Pif le chien adventures, and continuing onwith magazines such as Spirou, Tintin, Mickey, and many other Franco-Belgian cartoon publishers. At Bouton d?or Acadie, he also created with Jean-Claude Bauer the famous Coin-Coin series.