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Youpi en vacances

by (author) Philip Roy

illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara

Ronsdale Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
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Translation into French of Ronsdale's picture book Mouse Vacation. This will be Book 4 of the series Youpi, la souris dans ma poche. Dans ce quatrieme volume de la serie de livres " Youpi, la souris dans ma poche," Youpi et son ami humain Jean discutent de la destination de leur prochaine aventure.

Jean suggere une promenade dans la foret ou une visite au musee, mais ces activites sont trop ennuyeuses pour Youpi et sa soif d'aventure. Lorsque Youpi propose des vacances grandioses a New York, a Paris, en Egypte ou en Inde, Jean repond que ces endroits coutent trop cher et qu'ils devront faire des compromis. Finalement, Youpi et Jean embarquent pour un voyage de nuit en bus vers un port maritime afin de voir les grands voiliers, et Youpi est captivee par ces "fantomes du passe." Andrea Torrey Balsara donne vie a la Tour Eiffel, au Taj Mahal, aux grandes pyramides et a d'autres lieux exotiques grace a 32 pages d'illustrations brillantes en pleine couleur.

About the authors

Philip Roy continues to travel back and forth between Nova Scotia and Ontario, keeping residence in both places. For some half-dozen years now, he has been presenting orally a series of stories at local schools, fairs, and markets called “Happy the Pocket Mouse.” The first of the series, Mouse Tales, illustrated by Andrea Torrey Balsara, will be released by Ronsdale Press in spring 2014. This series of picture books complements Philip’s “Submarine Outlaw” series for young adults, which is now up to volume six. Recently he travelled to Australia to research the materials for the next book in the series, Eco Warrior, to appear in the fall of 2014. Travelling makes for great adventure, Philip contends. The only thing better is writing about it and visiting schools and libraries to share the stories with young readers. Visit Philip Roy’s website at

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Andrea Torrey Balsara has illustrated her own stories for children as well as numerous books by other storytellers. She lives in Bowmanville, Ontario. Visit

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