Le petit Guillaume
Illustrations: Mylène Henry
Montréal : Les 400 Coups, 2006. 32 p.
Ages 5 to 8
One winter night, Mateo recalls with tenderness and nostalgia the long evenings of his childhood, at the fireside, listening eagerly to the stories and poems of one of the most celebrated "beggars" in the Gaspé, Adelme Porlier. He was a legendary person, who passed on the most precious of all things to Mateo, his dreams. Born in the Gaspé, Sylvain Rivière also became a poet and storyteller. Le petit Guillaume is a book full of poetry that skillfully combines the ambiance of winter evenings of old with a child's sweet memories. The lively colourful illustrations by Mylène Henry lend tenderness and warmth to the book.