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published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9781554510436
publisher: Annick Press

Tales from Parc la Fontaine

illustrated by Roslyn Schwartz

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9781554510436
publisher: Annick Press
Description

A new and exciting series from the creator of the Mole Sisters.

Welcome to Parc la Fontaine -- a park in the middle of a bustling city that is home to some surprising characters. Meet Trevor the budgie, who escapes to the park from a nearby apartment, so that he can act wild. But when a tussle with some seagulls leads to ruffled feathers, Trevor decides there's no place like home (at least until next week).

And then there's Fiona, the lonely land snail. When Fiona falls for a baby caterpillar, her friend Cohn the silkworm warns that things will end in tears. Sure enough, caterpillar turns to butterfly and flits away. Fortunately it looks like rain, and soon Fiona is back to her slimy self.

Finally there's Angela, the little fly who lives her whole life in just one day. And what a day it is! Her high-flying adventures take her on a wild ride around the park. Along the way she evades spider webs, makes new friends, and still finds time to lay hundreds of eggs.

Roslyn Schwartz has again created stories that weave simple truths into the lives of charming characters. Her gently kinetic bug's-eye-view illustrations complement the few but well-chosen words of her writing. This three-in-one collection is sure to worm its way into readers' hearts.

 

About the Author

Roslyn Schwartz

ROSLYN SCHWARTZ is the author of the internationally acclaimed Mole Sisters series. In addition to the ten titles in the Mole Sisters series, she has published two other picture books, three adult books, and released two animated films with the National Film Board. In 2003, Schwartz received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. She lives in Montreal.
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Contributor Notes

Roslyn Schwartz is an award-winning author and illustrator who has also worked in animation. She lives in Montreal, very close to a park.

 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 6
Grade:
p to 1
Editorial Reviews

This small, quirky book offers several stories set in the park... has a certain charm.

— Booklist

Delicate colored-pencil illustrations in soft, muted tones complement the gentle, child-friendly text. These charming stories tackle universal themes with quiet wisdom.

— School Library Journal

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Tales from Parc la Fontaine

The creator of the lovable Mole Sisters is back with other stories for the very young. This book consists of tales that follow three small creatures as they embark on mini adventures in an urban oasis. In “Trevor and the French Fry,” a budgie takes a stroll “to act wild.” He heads home for some much-needed R & R after he tires of exploring his wild side and has a disappointing encounter with a frite. In “Fiona the Lonely Land Snail” we learn that each year Fiona falls in love with a baby caterpillar. But the annual romance always ends in tears when the object of her adoration transforms into a butterfly. In “Angela’s Day,” children befriend a fly who lives her 24-hour life to the fullest.

Rosyln Schwartz’s coloured pencil artwork exudes warmth, comfort, and gentle humour. The book’s title pages and endpapers, rendered in a whiteand- pastel striped motif, are reminiscent of wallpaper one might expect to find in a nursery. Stay tuned for more to come in the Parc la Fontaine series.

Source: The Canadian Children's Bookcentre. Fall 2006. Vol.29 No. 4.

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