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Children's Fiction Special Needs

The Dancing Letters

text by Evelyne Fournier

illustrated by Aurélien Galvan

translated by Carine Laforest

Chouette Publishing, Inc.
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Special Needs, Neurodiversity, Multigenerational, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 18
  • Grade: k to 12


An endearing family story about love and dyslexia


Olivia is a little girl full of life and imagination. But when her grandmother asks her to write a story for her birthday, Olivia feels a little unsure. Because when it comes to writing, things never go as she intended. Words thumb their noses at her. Lowercase letters turn into uppercase letters. Subjects and verbs don't always agree. How can Olivia write a story when words and letters won’t cooperate?


A sweet story that tackles the theme of dyslexia with sensitivity and highlights our ability to overcome difficulties with the support of those who love us.

About the authors

A multi-disciplinary artist, Evelyne Fournier has carried out projects in a variety of artistic spheres. She is an actress and puppeteer, as well as a playwright. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, riding her bicycle, and spying on her three children! She has published multiple picture books, including Mama Bird Lost an Egg with CrackBoom! Books, and Les Sans-Pareil, published by Éditions Québec Amérique (2019).

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Originally from France, Aurélien Galvan moved to Quebec during his teenage years and has been living there ever since. He studied visual arts, comic art and photography before taking the leap to start illustrating and writing picture books. His passion for children’s books grows each day, following the pace of his daughters growing up. Every book project is a way for him to make his biggest dream come true: seeing his vision and his work come to life.

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Carine Laforest's profile page

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