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Isabelle Arsenault’s illustrated children’s books Migrant, Spork, and Virginia Wolf have been much praised and received numerous awards, including two Governor General’s Awards. Her children’s graphic novel Jane, the Fox, & Me was published in 2013. She lives and works in Montreal.
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I've long admired Isabelle Arsenault as an illustrator, so the eye candy of the cover and word of mouth put this on my wish list to read. But the magic that happens between the art and words makes this a book to cherish, revisit, dissect, and just enjoy.
The book is loosely based on the life of Virginia Woolf. Each spread is a marvel. The story, about two sisters (one having a terribly moody and wolfish day) spoke to a very personal and fragile part of myself and my own relationship with my older sisters. It's a beautiful story for children, but particularly relevant for those with older siblings prone to depression or moodiness.
Canadian illustrator Isabelle Arsenault has made yet another beautiful book, coming out in April, 'Virginia Wolf', written by Kyo Maclear...
..and a few of her other lovely books; 'Spork', also written by Kyo Maclear...
'My Letter To The World and Other Poems'...
and her 2011 book 'Migrant', which was on the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2011...
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