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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Si je n'étais pas Anne…

by (author) Kallie George

illustrated by Geneviève Godbout

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Humorous Stories, Girls & Women
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


See below for English description.

Que serait Anne si elle n’était pas Anne avec un e? Dans cet album charmant, la jeune fille laisse libre cours à son imagination… Elle serait peut-être une fée, ou encore le vent qui danse, ou peut-être qu’elle préférerait rester ellemême, telle qu’elle est! Kallie George capture la voix et toute l’élégance d’Anne avec brio. Combinée aux douces illustrations de Geneviève Godbout, cette histoire qui porte sur l’imagination et l’acceptation de soi présentera l’oeuvre classique Anne… La maison aux pignons verts à une toute nouvelle génération de lecteurs!


Anne daydreams of who she would be if she could not be Anne, Anne with an e. Perhaps she would be a dryad, or the dancing wind. Or perhaps she would rather be something more marvelous still: herself, just as she is. Kallie George masterfully captures Anne’s whimsical voice and charming flights of fancy. Paired with Geneviève Godbout’s soft and dreamlike coloured pencil illustrations, this story of imagination and self-acceptance will introduce a new generation of readers to Anne of Green Gables.

Original title: If I Couldn’t Be Anne

About the authors

KALLIE GEORGE works as an author and editor in Vancouver, and she holds a master's in children's literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing and editing, Kallie is a speaker and leads workshops for aspiring writers. She finds all eggs enchanting, even ordinary ones.


ALEXANDRA BOIGER grew up in Munich, Germany, where she studied graphic design, and then began a career in feature animation, allowing her to work for Warner Bros. UK and DreamWorks. Since transitioning to children's book illustration, she has worked on numerous popular titles, including the Tallulah series. She lives with her husband and daughter in northern California.


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GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT habite à Montréal où elle travaille en tant qu’illustratrice. Elle a étudié en animation traditionnelle au Cégep du Vieux-Montréal avant de poursuivre sa formation à l’école des Gobelins à Paris. Geneviève fait des illustrations pour des clients dans le domaine de l’édition et de la mode. Elle est l’illustratrice de l’album Quand le père Noël était petit… qui a remporté le Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec 2017, catégorie 0 à 5 ans.


GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT lives in Montreal where she works as an illustrator. She studied traditional animation at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal and at the prestigious Gobelins school in Paris. Geneviève illustrates for clients in the fields of publishing and fashion. She is the illustrator of the picture book Quand le père Noël était petit... which won the Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec in 2017 in the 0 to 5 years category.

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