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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Video Rivals

by (author) Sonia Sarfati

illustrated by Pierre Durand

translated by Sarah Cummins

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jan 1995
Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1995
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1995
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 5 to 10


Raphael is happy when Damian challenges him to a video game, even though he turns out to be a bad loser. Raphael decides to enter the championship, but his video player mysteriously stops working. So he has to knit, play the piano and even braid his sister's hair to keep his fingers limber - and beat his rival once and for all!

About the authors

SONIA SARFATI is an award-winning Quebec journalist and the author of several children\s books. She won the 1990 Alvine-Belisle prize for best children\'s book.'

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PIERRE DURAND is a Montreal-based graphic designer, a well-known cartoonist and illustrator, and he loves video games.

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Editorial Reviews

"A lovely novel about friendship, resourcefulness and honesty."

The Echo-Express

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