Translation into French of Ronsdale's picture book Mouse Vacation. This will be Book 4 of the series Youpi, la souris dans ma poche. In this fourth volume, translated into French, of the beloved "Happy the Pocket Mouse" picture book series, Youpi and his human friend Jean debate where their next adventure should take them. Jean suggests a walk through the forest or a visit to the museum, but these are too lacklustre for Youpi and his thirst for excitement. When Youpi proposes a grand vacation to the likes of New York, Paris, Egypt or India, Jean reasons that those places are too expensive and that they will have to compromise. Happy then suggests a camping trip in New Zealand, but Jean contends that it is too far away. "Why am I the only one compromising here?" Youpi questions. In the end, Youpi and Jean embark on an overnight bus trip to the seaport to view the majestic Tall Ships, and Youpi is enthralled by these "ghosts of the past." Andrea Torrey Balsara brings to life the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids, and other exotic locales with 32 pages of brilliant, full-colour illustrations.
PHILIP ROY travels between his homes in Brockville, Ontario, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia, giving readings in schools, libraries and market fairs. This French-language series of picture books for children complements Philip's eight-volume "Submarine Outlaw" series of novels for young readers. Visit him at www.philiproy.ca. ANDREA TORREY BALSARA has authored and illustrated her own stories for children as well as working as a writer for many years. She lives in Bowmanville, Ontario. Visit her at www.torreybalsara.com.