Ophélie
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Ophélie

by Charlotte Gingras
  • critically-acclaimed
  • fiction
  • from-quebec
  • graphic-novel
Ophélie dreams of having a place of her own, far from the gaze and noise of others. She thinks she has finally found it, when she discovers someone else is already there. Making up her mind to stay anyway, Ophélie has to share the space with Ulysse, who is her complete opposite. So starts a trench war with each defending their own territory. But gradually bonds begin to form…

Contributors

Charlotte Gingras, author

Charlotte Gingras has been writing for young readers since 1992. Her books have been translated into Dutch and German, and are published in Europe by Pocket Jeunesse. She won the Governor General’s Award two years in a row for her young adult novels La liberté? Connais pas…and Un été de Jade, both published by la courte échelle. Her novel La boîte à bonheur won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, in addition to being included on the prestigious White Ravens list compiled by the International Youth Library in Munich.

Daniel Sylvestre, illustrator

Daniel Sylvestre was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award in 2007 for his illustrations of Ma vie de reptile by Sylvie Massicotte. He has illustrated more than 70 titles to date for La courte échelle, including Sylvie Desrosiers’ popular Notdog series, Clémentine by Chrystine Brouillet and Puceby Élise Turcotte. His illustrations have been seen in many countries around the world.

Reviews

  • Je ne me rappelle plus avoir récemment lu un roman québécois pour adolescents qui m‘ait émue autant qu’Ophélie […]. - Anne Michaud, Le Devoir
  • C’est une histoire du meilleur cru de Charlotte Gingras, essentielle, marquante, une remonté vers la lumière si réelle, si actuelle […] Je salue les dessins et les trouvailles de Daniel Sylvestre qui parsèment tout le roman, inspirantes, abondantes, généreuses, dans la même veine sensible que l’écriture. - Lurelu
  • Lorsqu’un talent comme celui de Charlotte Gingras se conjugue avec le souffle et l’émotion, le roman s’avère incontournable. - Andrée Poulin, Le Droit

Awards

  • Finaliste, 2008 Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles
  • Finaliste, 2008 Prix du Gouverneur général du Canada , Littérature jeunesse (texte)
  • Gagnant, 2009 Prix du livre jeunesse des bibliothécaires de Montréal
  • Prix de la Société Alcuin (deuxième), 2009, Design de livres jeunesse
  • Gagnant, 2009 Prix Alvine-Bélisle
  • Sélection, 2010 Palmarès Communication-Jeunesse

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Groupe d'édition la courte échelle

email: rights@courteechelle.com

website: http://courteechelle.groupecourteechelle.com/

rights sold: English (North America), French (Europe)

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 14 and up

number of pages: 264

publication date: 02/20/2008

Original language of pub: French | Français

Materials Available: finished book