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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Schatje Attends Her First Book Launch

Today I had the opportunity to attend a book launch in Châteauguay, Quebec.

Grease-Greasy, The Little Straw Man is a children’s book written by Lorraine Hacquard and illustrated by Diane Duclos.  (Full disclosure:  the illustrator is the sister of a dear friend)

Intended for children ages 3 and up, the book is a French Canadian folktale based on a story the author heard from her father, a story that had been passed down several generations.  It is about a little straw boy who is adopted by a couple who have no children.  The theme is the importance of family.  This story is full of evocations of rural life of yesteryear with beautiful illustrations on virtually every page.  The digital version features many interactive items such as hidden rhymes, sound effects, old photos, and short sequences of educational films. 

There is both an English and a French version; the French version is entitled Graisse-Graissou, petit bonhomme de paille.

For more information, visit www.pagesdelune.com

                     Left:  Lorraine Hacquard (author)               Right:  Diane Duclos (illustrator)