Water's Children: Celebrating the Resource That Unites Us All

Water's Children: Celebrating the Resource That Unites Us All

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Overview

Around the world, water appears in many forms: a snowflake, an oasis, the stream from a faucet, monsoon rain. In Water’s Children, twelve young people describe what water means to them. The descriptions are as varied as the landscapes the speakers inhabit, but each of them also expresses, in their own language, a universal truth: Water is life.

Accompanied by the glowing illustrations of Gérard Frischeteau, Water’s Children is a celebration of our world’s most precious resource and will encourage thoughtful discussion among young readers and listeners. The narrators’ words, lyrically written by Angèle Delaunois, offer emotional and sensory details that bring their experiences to life. On the final page, a guide identifies the languages in which the phrase “water is life” appears in water marks on each spread throughout the book, with thanks to the individuals who provided the translations, helping to craft this truly global story. Originally published in French and nominated for the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, Water’s Children has now been translated into six languages in eight countries around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772780154
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Angèle Delaunois was born in France and immigrated to Canada as a young woman. She earned a degree in visual arts at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, where she went on to work as a department head for ten years. Since then she has worked as a textile designer, a manager of book and toy consumer protection reports, the managing editor of the publishers éditions Héritage and éditions Pierre Tisseyre, and the founder of the publishing company éditions de l’Isatis. During that time she has also written books in nearly every genre, with a special love for children’s nonfiction. Angèle’s works have been translated into eight languages and nominated for many prestigious awards.

Gérard Frischeteau has fond memories of the first box of crayons he ever owned. Born in France, he now lives in Montreal, Quebec, where he is a well-known animator, commercial artist, and illustrator of chidren’s books. A true perfectionist, he is committed to thorough research that brings authenticity to each of his works.

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