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Story Claude Aubry Illustrations Pierre Pratt Singers Michel Faubert and Bon Débarras
« Je lis – Je chante » Collection
A delightful French-Canadian Christmas story, told with warmth and perception, that features an old wolf, driven by hunger, that had once terrorized the countryside, and takes refuge in a village church on Christmas Eve.
The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs « Maître Griboux » and « Hurle la famine ».
Claude Aubry (1914-1984) was the first Canadian author published in the People’s Republic of China, and for which the prestigious IBBY Canada (International Union for Youth Book) is now named. Alongside his career as an author, Claude Aubry was director of the Ottawa Public Library from 1953 to 1979.
Pierre Pratt has illustrated over 50 books. He has won numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award three times. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award by IBBY Canada.