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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Like a Hurricane

by (author) Jonathan Bécotte

translated by Jonathan Kaplansky

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2023
Category
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, LGBT, Parents
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459835238
    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459835252
    Publish Date
    Feb 2023
    List Price
    $16.99

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Description

A young teen's secret is tearing him apart.

He knows he is gay but is afraid to share this knowledge with his parents or his friends. What if they reject him? And what can he do with the feelings he has for his childhood friend when he knows his friend does not feel the same way? The turmoil continues to rise with the force of a hurricane—total destruction seems almost certain.

Told in beautiful, evocative prose with its unique design, Like A Hurricane is a visually stunning exploration of what it means to be true to one's self.

About the authors

Auteur des romans Souffler dans la cassette (Leméac, 2017), récipiendaire du prix Cécile-Gagnon, et Maman veut partir (Leméac, 2018), récipiendaire du prix Alvine-Belisle, Jonathan Bécotte a terminé ses études en éducation à l’Université Concordia au printemps 2020. Maintenant enseignant au primaire, également titulaire d’un baccalauréat en études théâtrales, on reconnaît son style d’écriture à la poésie qui teinte ses récits et aux voix enfantines qui savent faire résonner la beauté dans l’ordinaire. Honey et Ketchup est son premier album pour enfants illustré.

 

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Jonathan Kaplansky has translated several titles by Hélène Rioux, as well as several children’s titles and adult titles. His published translations, besides those by Rioux, include work by Annie Ernaux, Hélène Dorion and Serge Patrice Thibodeau. He also translated an extensive biography on filmmaker Frank Borzage. Jonathan Kaplansky studied at Tufts University and Université de Paris III, receiving an MA in French Language and Literature from McGill and an MA in Translation from the University of Ottawa. Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, he currently lives in Montreal.

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