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Children's Fiction New Baby

Un petit bonheur tout rond

by (author) Marie-Célie Agnant

illustrated by Magali Ben

Bouton d'or Acadie
Initial publish date
Dec 2019
New Baby, Body, Parents, Counting & Numbers
Recommended Age
0 to 4
Recommended Grade
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2019
    List Price

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Love is growing, and baby too! Inside mommy's tummy, baby wiggles legs, fists and toes.

Mom and Dad count the stars, baby jumps in the belly.

Patiently, Mom feels the kicks and Dad dreams and draws. Weeks go by, the belly grows high, and the parents don't know what else to count to keep on waiting.

A poetic escape into the adventure of being born.

About the authors

A poet, short story writer, young adult fiction writer, storyteller, and novelist, Marie-Célie Agnant was born in Haiti and has lived in Québec since 1970. Many of her books evoke the hardships endured by women in the West Indies and the difficulty of legitimizing this part of history even today. Her work has been published in Québec, France, and Haiti, and translated into several languages. Her novel Le dot de Sara (Remue-Ménage, 1995) was a finalist for the Desjardins prize, her collection of short stories Le silence comme le sang (Remue-Ménage, 1997) was a finalist for the Governor General’s prize for fiction, and she has won the Prix Gros Sel for her children’s book La légende du poisson amoureux (Mémoire d’encrier, 2003), the prose creation prize awarded by the SODEP for “Sofialorène, si loin de la délivrance,” and the prestigious Prix Alain-Grandbois for her third collection of poems Femmes des terres brûlées (Éditions de la Pleine Lune, 2016).

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A self-taught illustrator, Magali Ben's main source of inspiration is nature and all that surrounds it. Magali nurtures her work with beauty she finds in the world, with words, with films, paintings, photos and emotions. She counts herself lucky to be able to interact with a world where anything is possible: the world of imagination. Un petit bonheur tout rond is the third album she illustrates for Bouton d?or Acadie.

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