Les vieux livres sont dangereux

Les vieux livres sont dangereux

"Collection noire" series

by François Gravel
  • fiction
  • french-from-quebec
  • from-quebec
  • horror
  • thriller
Do we really know what's hidden in the basement of our schools ? Piling dusty books into cardboard boxes doesn’t seem very hard. When the old librairian of his school asks Mathieu to do this one weekend, he agrees right away. However, once he’s alone in the dark basement, he quickly realizes he’s made a huge mistake.


François Gravel, author

François Gravel has written some sixty novels for all ages. He has also published graphic albums and not-too-serious poems as well as funny facts books and books that defy classification. His work has earned him numerous awards and distinctions (Mr. Christie’s Book Award, Governor General’s Award, IBBY honour list). He hopes to keep writing until he turns 85. Then he’ll take a two-week vacation (but no more!) and get right back to his books.


  • MA-LA-DE! … un roman d’horreur on ne peut plus fidèle au genre. L’auteur délivre une méga dose de macabre, et c’est efficace à souhait ! - Nicolas Aumais, Les p’tits mots-dits


  • Sélection, 2017 White Ravens
  • Sélection, 2017 des livres jeunesse de Communication Jeunesse, 9-11 ans
  • Finaliste, 2018 Prix Tamarac
  • Finaliste, 2018 Prix jeunesse des Libraires du Québec, 6-11 ans

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rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 9 and up

number of pages: 104

publication date: 03/28/2017

Original language of pub: French | Français

Materials Available: finished book