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Story and songs Gilles Vigneault Illustrations Stéphane Jorisch Singers Ariane Moffatt, Pierre Lapointe, Francis Cabrel, Pierre Flynn, Martin Léon, Térez Montcalm and Jessica Vigneault
« Je lis – Je chante » Collection
In this touching, poetic story set by the seaside, Old Man Tom teaches Sophie and Emilio the importance of seeing the world through their hearts.
The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs « La maison du Bonhomme » and « Valse de la veille valise ».
As a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gilles Vigneault is hailed as one of Canada’s most influential music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown of Natashquan, a remote, windswept village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. He has received numerous distinctions including the “Grand prix du disquiet de l’Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.
Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.