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Story Félix Leclerc Illustrations Marie Lafrance Songs Edgar Bori Singer Edgar Bori
« Je lis – Je chante » Collection
“It’s cold, but I’m not afraid!” A small bear ignores the advice of his parents and chooses to spend the winter away from his den. Free, he celebrates with the birds, foxes and deer. But Spring is far away and it will get very cold… To the rhythm of the seasons, little bear figures out what life is all about!
The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs « Très heureux dans ma forêt » and « Je vis au fond de mes bois ».
Singer-songwriter and poet of international fame, Felix Leclerc (1914-1988) is considered the father of Quebec song. He has seen his work crowned by numerous awards including the Charles Cros Academy Award, the Prix Calixa-Lavallée and the Prix Denise-Pelletier. The Prix Félix (Quebec equivalent to the Grammys), given to Quebec singers, is named in his honour.
Edgar Bori is an atypical artist who has traveled across the Quebec cultural landscape for nearly 20 years. With eleven original albums, Bori is an author/ songwriter respected by his peers and loved by a faithful and eclectic audience. Also as artistic director and producer, he is committed to cultural diversity.
Marie Lafrance is one of Québec’s best-known illustrators, thanks to her participation in several children’s books, including Le Grand voyage by Monsieur Caca, La fée des bonbons and La Diablesse and the Baby for which she was a finalist of the Governor General’s Literary Award.