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Children's Fiction Foxes

Le bateau aux bois majestueux

by (author) Dashka Slater

illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
Category
Foxes, Pirates, Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443160858
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12

Description

 

See below for English description.

Lorsque l'opportunité de naviguer à bord d'un immense bateau se présente à Marco le renard, il la saisit sans hésiter, espérant ainsi trouver réponse aux multiples questions qui l'habitent. Pourquoi les arbres ne parlent-ils pas? Pourquoi l'eau est-elle tellement mouillée? Jusqu'où le soleil s'enfonce-t-il lorsqu'il plonge dans la mer? Il s'embarque dans un voyage où il fera l'apprentissage de quelque chose de beaucoup plus important : l'amitié.

On reconnaît dans l'ambiance feutrée de cet album la signature des Frères Fan, à qui l'on doit aussi Plus noir que la nuit et Le jardinier de la nuit. Leur maîtrise du crayon graphite transforme chacune des pages de cet album à couverture rigide en oeuvre d'art.

 

An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is and answers to his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What's the best way to find a friend you can talk to?

A wonderful tale filled with adventure, friendship, curiosity and bravery.

Original title: The Antlered Ship

 

About the authors

Dashka Slater’s four picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Baby Shoes was named one of the best children’s books of 2006 by both Booklist and Nick Jr. magazines and was chosen for the Texas 2x2 list of best books for children age two to grade two. The Sea Serpent and Me was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a finalist for the Cybil and Chickadee Awards, as well as being named to the 2008 Librarians’ Choices List of the best books for children and young adults. Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013–14 Surrey Picture Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She is also the author of a novel for adults, The Wishing Box, which the Los Angeles Times named to its list of the year’s best fiction in 2000.

Dashka Slater's profile page

 

 

Terry et Eric Fan aussi connus sous le nom The Fan Brothers (frères Fan),ont étudié les arts à l'Ontario College of Art and Design, à Toronto. Ils utilisent des techniques traditionnelles et numériques pour réaliser leurs illustrations. Le jardinier de la nuit, leur premier album illustré, a été acclamé par la critique.

 

Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design where he studied illustration, sculpture, and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. His widely-praised debut picture book, Le jardinier de la nuit, was a collaboration with his brother Terry.

 

Eric Fan's profile page

 

 

Terry et Eric Fan aussi connus sous le nom The Fan Brothers (frères Fan),ont étudié les arts à l'Ontario College of Art and Design, à Toronto. Ils utilisent des techniques traditionnelles et numériques pour réaliser leurs illustrations. Le jardinier de la nuit, leur premier album illustré, a été acclamé par la critique.

 

Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. Together with his brother Eric, he wrote and illustrated the critically-acclaimed picture book, Le jardinier de la nuit.

Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design where he studied illustration, sculpture, and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. His widely-praised debut picture book, Le jardinier de la nuit, was a collaboration with his brother Terry.

 

Terry Fan's profile page

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