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Songs Gilles Vigneault, Félix Leclerc, Claude Léveillée, Joseph Beaulieu, Lionel Daunais, Alan Mills and La Bolduc Illustrations Marie Lafrance Singers Mes Aïeux, Ariane Moffatt, Mara Tremblay, Florence K, Catherine Major, Dumas, Alexandre Désilets, Catherine Durand, Steve Normandin, Andrea Lindsey, Thomas Hellman, Émilie Clepper, Paul Kunigis, Bïa and Jorane
A musical picture book that invites children to discover the magical musical world imagined by some of the most influential songwriters in French-speaking Canada over the past century, This festive collection of clever, joyful songs by several well-known performers stands out as living proof of the French culture that is so vibrant today in the heart of the North American continent. In addition to the ten recordings on the CD (or as digital downloads) and fanciful illustrations that accompany the lyrics in the book, songwriter biographies and an activity guide for teachers are also included.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-924774-27-4
Pub Date: 2018
Ages: 5 to 7 / Grades K to 2
Keywords: Animals, seasons, heritage, Qubec
Hardcover book (8” x 11”, 48 pages) with CD (30 minutes / 10 songs) and a digital code for MP3 download
22.95 $ CAD / 16.95 $ USD / 19.50 €
As a member of the Canadian Author / 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 disque et de l’Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.
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.
Claude Léveillée was a singer-songwriter, composer, actor, and author who achieved fame on a global stage. In addition to writing songs for artists such as Edith Piaf and performing around the world, he created the character Clo-Clo the Clown and musical scores for numerous television plays and shows. He was the first Québécois artist invited to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK
48-page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 11″ format, with an appended music CD containing 10 songs (30 minutes) and a MP3 download code.
Price: 22.95 $ Prix
- USD: 17.85$
- EUR: 14.29 €