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Pablo Finds a Treasure

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant

tagged: homelessness & poverty, physical & emotional abuse, bullying
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list price: $11.95
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pages: 32
ISBN:9781554518661
publisher: Annick Press
Description

A poignant, simply-told story that shows the resourcefulness of poverty-stricken children around the world.

Pablo and his sister spend every day at "Treasure Mountain", the local dump. There, they rummage through the mounds of garbage looking for items that their mother can sell in order to provide food for the family. Occasionally, they find a "real" treasure like some still-edible food, or a picture book, which Pablo delights in, even though he can't read. The work is exhausting, and sometimes not very lucrative, but the worst thing they have to contend with is Filthy-Face, a brutish bully who steals the finds of all the children. But one day, Pablo discovers a real treasure. Will he be able to keep it from falling into the hands of Filthy-Face? Simply written with highly expressive illustrations, this book brings home the reality of poverty around the world.

About the Authors

Andrée Poulin

ANDRÉE POULIN was born in Orléans, Ontario and today lives in Gatineau, Quebec. She has published more than fifty books and has been a finalist several times for the Governor General’s Award and the TD literary award, winning the latter in 2014 for La plus grosse poutine du monde. She worked in international development assistance for more than a decade before becoming an author.

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Isabelle Malenfant has a bachelor's degree in graphic design, but never worked in the field because she fell in love with illustration first. She likes to mix mediums such as watercolor, pastels and charcoal to create poetic and sensitive worlds. Isabelle has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, including Maggie's Chopsticks (Kids Can), which was awarded the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. She was born in northern Quebec, between gold mines and lakes, in the city of Val-d'Or. Isabelle lives in Magog, Quebec, with her little family.

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