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Children's Fiction Post-confederation (1867-)

Adélaïde au couvent

De Québec à Lamèque

by (author) Chantal Duguay Mallet

Publisher
Bouton d'or Acadie
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9782897502874
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

After having tried three governesses, Adelaïde's father, a notary in Québec, can't take it anymore. Adelaïde will go to boarding school at the convent in Lamèque. For a young girl who has lived all her life in a big city, the island of Lamèque is the end of the world! It's so far away that the train doesn't even go there. And her arrival does not bode well; the residents shun her. But Adelaïde's curiosity and talent are stronger than anything. Who was Eugénie Losier, the resident who occupied her bed before her? How did she die? Why does she appear in Adelaïde's dreams? And as if that wasn't enough trouble, Adelaïde's beloved older brother has volunteered for the war. Luckily there's music and the holidays are coming up...

About the author

Rumour has it that Chantal Duguay Mallet, a native of Péninsule acadienne, is an outstanding teacher. Is there any evidence to support this? Several awards of excellence from the New Brunswick Department of Education, the Association des enseignants.e.s de langue française du N.-B. (New Brunswick Association of French-language Teachers) and a national award for elementary school teaching. It is also whispered behind the scenes that she is a woman of the theatre. And if you listen even more carefully, you'll discover that Sous mon bateau is her fourth illustrated album published by Bouton d'or Acadie!

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