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Children's Fiction Travel

My Head in the Clouds Read-Along

by (author) Danielle Chaperon

illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

translated by Sophie B. Watson

read by Heather Gould

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2019
Travel, General, Stories in Verse
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Travel the world with an intrepid explorer who's adventurous, brave and just a little bit forgetful.

She searches for ancient loot but loses her swimsuit! Goes to beautiful places and misplaces three suitcases! From Canada to Nepal to Egypt and beyond, our narrator circles the globe while abandoning her possessions. She even loses her mother, briefly, in the desert.

The cadence and rhyme, accented by quirky collage-style art, will propel readers along through this exciting excursion, ultimately landing on a fact page dedicated to the places you've just read about. Join us on our journey around the world.

About the authors

Enfant, Danielle Chaperon aimait déjà écrire et jouer des pièces de théâtre avec sa joyeuse bande de voisins voisines. Elle a donc étudié en littérature à l’Université Laval à Québec, puis en éducation à l’Université d’Ottawa. Après de nombreuses années d’enseignement en Ontario et au Québec, elle a commencé à écrire des livres jeunesse en 2013 et n’a pas l’intention d’arrêter de sitôt.

Danielle Chaperon's profile page

Jos&eacutee Bisaillon a illustr&eacute plus de trente-cinq livres pour enfants et cr&eacute&eacute de nombreuses illustrations pour des magazines et des journaux. Elle a &eacutet&eacute finaliste au Prix litt&eacuteraire du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral &agrave deux reprises et a remport&eacute le prestigieux Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award pour The Snow Knows. Il s’agit du quatri&egraveme ouvrage de Jos&eacutee avec Orca, apr&egraves My Head in the Clouds et Bedtime 123 &eacutecrit par Eric Walters, un succ&egraves de librairie. Elle vit en banlieue de Montr&eacuteal avec sa famille.

Josée Bisaillon's profile page

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

Sophie B. Watson's profile page

Heather Gould is an entrepreneur, artist and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.


Heather Gould's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Whimsical multimedia illustrations are often engaging.”

Kirkus Reviews

"Engaging...bright, mixed-media illustrations."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A lovely tale of adventure, mystery, and, of course, forgetfulness, it’s destined to give you the travel bug.”

Montreal Review of Books

“Imagination and daydreaming are the keys to unlocking this around the world trip. Written in prose, with exceptional illustrations, only the reader's imagination can be better than this book.”

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