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Children's Fiction Music

Sunday in Kyoto

by (author) Gilles Vigneault

illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

other primary creator Patrick Watson & Coral Egan

The Secret Mountain
Initial publish date
Nov 2009
Music, Humorous Stories, Beginner
Recommended Age
2 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price

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The title track "Sunday in Kyoto" tells the story of a Cajun musician who lives with his Japanese partner in Kyoto, enjoying Sunday afternoon jam sessions with friends from far away places. The other songs on the album introduce Joe's mother who snorts like a hog, little Miss Adèle who calls herself "Hello," and a rooster who serves eggs for breakfast. It's zany-crazy and kids will love it!

About the authors


Gilles Vigneault's profile page

Stéphane Jorisch is one of Canada's most celebrated illustrators. He is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award for Children’s Illustration for Jabberwocky and The Owl and The Pussycat. He grew up in Montréal, Quebec, where he now lives with his family.


Stephane Jorisch's profile page

PATRICK WATSON is best known for his work in television current affairs and documentary film. Ahmek is his first book for young readers, but Patrick’s adult titles include novels, biographies, and works of social and political studies. He has received honorary doctorates in Letters and in Laws, and a number of television and documentary awards. In 1981 he was named an officer of the Order of Canada and from 1989–1994 was Chairman of the CBC.

Patrick Watson's profile page

Coral Egan's profile page

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Other titles by Patrick Watson