Loula has had enough of her terrible triplet brothers and decides to run away to Africa. Luckily, her mother's chauffeur, Gilbert, knows just how to get there. Together, Loula and Gilbert ride camels, cross a desert and, most important, use heaps of imagination in this heartwarming adventure. AGES: 4-7 AUTHOR: As far as she can recall, Anne Villeneuve has always held a crayon or a brush in her hands. Her passion for images and storytelling was the starting point for her career as author and illustrator, which she has been fulfilling for over 25 years. Anne has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. She's also worked on "scenography" for Cirque du Soleil shows, murals for soft drinks and posters for the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions, such as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Quebec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Literary Award in 2000, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2005 and 2009, and the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 1998. She's met with hundreds of kids across Canada, with whom she's shared her passion for literature and art. She now teaches watercolour and drawing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The artists she looks up to are Matisse, Klee, Riopelle and Basquiat.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2014