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Children's Fiction Monsters

L' aventure sous le trottoir

by (author) Claire Eamer

illustrated by Thomas Gibault

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Monsters, New Experience, Emotions & Feelings
Recommended Age
3 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price

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See below for English description.

Qu'est-ce qui se cache sous les fissures du trottoir? Des monstres affreux? Un monde tout noir? Ou de drôles de bêtes gentilles comme tout qui rêvent de pouvoir jouer avec nous? À vous de le découvrir dans cet album sur le courage, l'aventure et l'amitié.


A girl takes care to step over the sidewalk cracks, but in a moment of distraction she falls through . . . In rhythmic verse that begs to be read aloud, L'aventure sous le trottoir explores the age-old childhood question of what would happen if you fell through the cracks in the sidewalk. It does so with humour, joy and just the right dose of spine-tingling fear. Children will delight in the dark and monsters depicted and the opportunity to face fears and overcome them, while making interesting new friends along the way.

Breathtaking art opens up worlds of imagination in this magical story of bravery, adventure and friendship.

Original title: Underneath the Sidewalk

About the authors


Claire Eamer was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She worked as a radio copywriter, a reporter for newspapers and radio, a trade book editor and a university instructor. Currently, she spends much of her time writing fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. After living in Whitehorse, Yukon, for many years, Claire now lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. She is fascinated by science and natural history, and by the habitats that surround her.


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Thomas Gibault was born in Paris and studied illustration in France before moving to Canada. He now lives in Montreal, where he spends his time creating marvellous illustrations and characters for children’s books, magazines and animation series.


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