F is for French
A Quebec Alphabet
Founded in 1608, what city is one of the oldest in North America? Where and when was Canada's first road built? What world-famous circus was the inspiration of Baie-Saint-Paul street performers? Discover the answers to these questions, along with other facts, in F is for French: A Quebec Alphabet. Readers young and old can romp the sandy beaches of Les Iles de la Madeleine, visit Montreal's Space for Life (Canada's largest natural science museum complex), brave the arctic cold in the Nunavik region, or sit back and enjoy the music at one of the many performances taking place at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. This richly illustrated alphabet book is bilingual. A poem and informative sidebar text for each letter appears in French with an English translation.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.5|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781585364350), PDF (9781627530019), Hosted ebook (9781627535571)|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||11 x 9|
Author: Elaine Arsenault
Born in Montreal where she still lives, Elaine is a tenth-generation Arsenault from Québec of Acadian origins. She is the author of the chapter book series entitled L’or des gitans and of the picture book series Passepoil, which was short-listed and awarded numerous prizes both in Canada and in France. F is for French: A Québec Alphabet is her first nonfiction book and her first work that she’s written in both French and English.
Illustrator: Renné Benoit
Renné Benoit is the illustrator of numerous award winning picture books, including Proud as a Peacock and Brave as a Lion, winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Renné lives in Southern Ontario.