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F is for French

A Quebec Alphabet

F is for French
Elaine Arsenault By (author)
Renné Benoit Illustrated by
Product ID:  11583
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Sleeping Bear Press

Limited ***

11.0 X 9.0 in
40 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)


Founded in 1608, what city is one of the oldest in North America? Where and when was Canada's first road built? What world-famous circus was the inspiration of Baie-Saint-Paul street performers? Discover the answers to these questions, along with other facts, in F is for French: A Quebec Alphabet. Readers young and old can romp the sandy beaches of Les Iles de la Madeleine, visit Montreal's Space for Life (Canada's largest natural science museum complex), brave the arctic cold in the Nunavik region, or sit back and enjoy the music at one of the many performances taking place at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. This richly illustrated alphabet book is bilingual. A poem and informative sidebar text for each letter appears in French with an English translation.

Author Bio

Born in Montreal where she still lives, Elaine is a tenth-generation Arsenault from Québec of Acadian origins. She is the author of the chapter book series entitled L'or des gitans and of the picture book series Passepoil, which was short-listed and awarded numerous prizes both in Canada and in France.

Renné Benoit has illustrated many award-winning books, including The Secret of the Village Fool, Lily and the Paper Man, and When-I-was-a-little-girl. Renné works in her home studio in St. Thomas, Ontario.