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PARÉ, ROGER, 1929-

Roger Paré fonds. - [1985] - 25 ink and watercolour illustrations.

Biographical Sketch

Children's book illustrator and author Roger Paré was born in Ville Marie (Témiscamingue), Quebec in 1929. His interest in drawing and painting developed while he was at school. He worked at Radio-Canada as an illustrator of songs and stories for children's programs such as La Boîte à surprise, Bobino, Une Fenêtre dans ma tête, Le Jardin de Pierrot, and La Boîte aux letters. He became an author and illustrator of works for children in the early 1980s, creating exceptional book-games such as L'Alphabet, which earned him the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize, French language, for illustration in 1985. L'Alphabet and Les Chiffres were translated into German and distributed in the United States and in Europe.

Scope and Content

The Roger Paré fonds consists of 25 ink and watercolour illustrations for the book-game, L'Alphabet, published in 1985 by Éditions de la courte échelle.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Roger Paré in 1995.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: list of illustrations available.

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