EPUB – A Picnic in the Sun
Bertie and Friends Hit the Road
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Story and songs Christiane Duchesne and Jérôme Minière Illustrations Marianne Ferrer Narration Mischa Cheeseman Singers Geneviève Toupin and Clerel
An imaginative musical tale comprised of a narrated story interspersed with original and traditional songs that follows four inseparable friends who love being together. Bertie and his buddies never ever got bored with each other… except for the time when it rained for four straight weeks! That’s when they decided to repair an old boat and head for dryer lands, a sunny place atop the Blue Mountain. The journey to the far- away unknown destination wouldn’t be easy, but with a little help from newly made animal friends, they finally make it to the summit, the best place in the whole world to have a picnic! Recordings of the narrated story and 18 songs included.
Christiane Duchesne is the author of more than 80 children’s books. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for the Christian Andersen Award.
Jérôme Minière has released over a dozen albums, including Le vrai le faux (winner of the prestigious Belgian prize Le Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre) and Petit Cosmonaute (winner of a Felix Award, the equivalent of a Grammy in French-speaking Canada).
Marianne Ferrer was born in Venezuela and immigrated to Canada in 1998. After attending Dawson College in Montreal, for illustration and design, she completed her education in graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She recently published The Invisible Garden and A Story about Cancer (With a Happy Ending).