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Albert's Quiet Quest (A Mile End Kids Story) Hardcover – 7 May 2019

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A Junior Library Guild selection
On Quill & Quire’s Kidlit Spring Preview 2019, Picture Books
One of CBC’s 29 Canadian Kids Books & YA to Look For in Spring 2019
One of the Globe and Mail's 100 Books That Shaped 2019
One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019

PRAISE FOR Albert's Quiet Quest:

“With her elegant, effortlessly fascinating visual style, Arsenault makes it all look like joyous, communal fun.” --New York Times

“In Arsenault’s ideal neighborhood, independent children make their own decisions and form their own community, and they resolve their own conflicts, too.” --Publishers Weekly

"This accessible story will validate readers who relish their quiet time as well as their friends." --Kirkus Reviews

"A subtle portrait of the independent republic of childhood." --Horn Book Magazine

"The imaginative contrast between the beach scenes and the urban setting creates a humorous backdrop for this 'quiet' tale of kindness and friendship." --School Library Journal

"Each member of the beguiling ensemble cast is wholly engaging.” --Quill & Quire

“It is a joy to see Albert’s desire to unwind through his love of reading inspire the children around him to do the same." --Highly Recommended, Resource Links

“[Arsenault’s] masterful capture of motions and emotions with only a few lines is remarkable. . . . [The book] is a humorous and relatable take on navigating social interactions and the need for downtime as an introvert as well as being a loving ode to the quiet power of a good book.” --Highly Recommended, CM Reviews

About the Author

ISABELLE ARSENAULT studied graphic design at the Université du Quèbec a Montréal. She has achieved international recognition for her work and won many awards and distinctions, including three Governor General's Awards for Children's Literature, the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist, the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2017, and IBBY Canada's Cleaver Picture Book Award, and has been featured twice on the New York Times' "10 Best Illustrated Books" list, in 2011 and 2013. In 2018, she was nominated for the Hans Christian Anderson Award by IBBY Canada. She lives with her family in Mile End, Montréal.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tundra Books (7 May 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1101917628
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1101917626
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 332 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.2 x 1.3 x 23.3 cm
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ISABELLE ARSENAULT studied Graphic Design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has won the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Literature three times, along with many other awards and distinctions. Two of her picture books were named as New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. She lives and works in Montreal.

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