Tellement sauvage!

When a family of campers forgets a backpack outside their tent overnight, the woodland animals have a wild time exploring its contents.

Tellement sauvage! (So Wild!) is a cheeky camping story where the reader is aware of the funny goings-on with the nocturnal animals while the humans of the story are not.

It is also a fun introductions to many French language expressions and to woodland animals of Canada.

Themes: nocturnal animals, night, camping, French language expressions.

Éditions D’EUX, 2018
Story by Mireille Messier
Illustrations by France Cormier
32 pages
3+ (JK-2)
ISBN : 978-2-924645-24-6

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Toronto Comics – Osgoode as Gold

Osgoode as Gold is the 5th volume of this mind-bending yearly comics anthology featuring 24 Toronto-inspired stories (including mine, entitled The Flood and illustrated by the very talented Ally Rom Colthoff!).

Osgoode as Gold is my first foray into the world of comics – and what an amazing experience it has been! It is also the first time that my daughter Viviane and I got to work on the same book! She is the illustrator of one of the fake ad pages in the book! #proudmama

Whether you’re a long-time fan of comics or a first-time reader, there’s a story in here for you!

TO Comix, 2018
Anthology, 24 stories by 52 local creators
200 pages
Teen +
ISBN : 978-0-994-93746-9

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À qui le coco?

A wonderful walk through a springtime forest
offers an opportunity to discover all the birds
that surround us, along with their nests and various coloured eggs. Half poetry, half docu-
mentary, this short introduction to ornithology is great for children and parents alike.

• Extensive research, but adapted to the
needs of young readers.

• Smart, elegant, highly-realistic illustrations
to match the text.

• A fun, rhyming text that teaches us a great
deal about birds.

À QUI LE COCO? (Whose Egg is This?)
Éditions de l’Isatis, 2018
Story by Mireille Messier
Illustrations by Caroline Merola
24 pages
3+ (JK-1)
ISBN : 978-2-924769-30-0

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Moi aussi! Moi aussi!

couverture Moi aussiCatherine and Fabiane quickly become the best of friends. As their friendship grows, they discover they have a lot in common. Like sisters or maybe even like twins! In fact, Catherine so wants to be like Fabiane that she sometimes forgets… to tell the truth!

Moi aussi! Moi aussi! (Me too! Me Too!) is a sweet story about two new friends… and one little fib!

Moi aussi! Moi aussi!
Éditions de la Bagnole, 2017
Story by Mireille Messier
Illustrations by Yves Dumont
32 pages
3-8 years old (French)
ISBN : 978-2-89714-211-7

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Presenting Fatima and the Clementine Thieves

IMG_20170613_095024 It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!

My new picture book Fatima and the Clementine Thieves has arrived!

Fatima and the Clementine Thieves is the story of a young girl’s struggle to help save her family’s clementine orchard from mysterious clementine thieves. Based in Morocco, it’s a fable of collaboration and non-violence inspired by an African proverb.

imageMagnificently illustrate by the very talented Gabrielle Grimard, this story is sure to transport readers into a whimsical, citrus-scented land.

Fatima EN et FR livre et marionnettes



Fatima and the Clementine Thieves is now available both in French (Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines, Éditions de la Bagnole) and in English (Red Deer Press)!

The school presentations of this book will include a reading of the story, an activity with clementines (season permitting) and a discussion about proverbs or non-violent conflict resolution. I will also bring puppets of Fatima and her Grandfather!