Un trésor dans mon jardin


Book Description

This vibrant, engaging assortment offers children an entertaining introduction to the French language. From stories of friendship, family, discovery, and self-esteem to silly, snappy songs of one-of-a-kind barnyard animals, lullabies, and segments of classical music, children tune in to a variety of musical styles and multicultural experiences. The accompanying CDs provide children an opportunity to hear the pronunciation of the words and sing along as they learn the language. The lyrics in these tender, subtle, and irresistibly simple songs will delight children’s ears. Gilles Vigneault’s wandering mind leads far away into an imaginative world, to a garden unlike any other, rich in poetry and full of surprises. Among them are the lullaby “Berceuse pour Julie” (Julia’s Lullaby), the nursery rhyme “Les boîtes” (The Boxes), a call-and-response tune “Sur le bout de la langue” (On the Tip of My Tongue), and a short tale about a little girl who plants a light bulb and years later discovers a street lamp in the exact same place.

Author Biography

Author Biography

Gilles Vigneault is a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is hailed as one of Canada’s most important music figures of the 20th century. He has received numerous distinctions including the French Grand Prix du disque de l'Académie Charles-Cros and the Médaille Vermeil from the City of Paris. He is the author of Sunday in Kyoto. Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, the Ruth-Schwartz Children's Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. He is the illustrator of Sunday in Kyoto and has also created set designs for Cirque du Soleil. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.


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