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Ice Floes and Frost

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Le bonheur est une tempête avec un chien
Jean Lemieux
Illustrations: Sophie Casson
Montréal : La courte échelle, 2002. 62 p.
(Premier roman; 123)
ISBN 2890215687
Ages 7 to 9

In order to distract FX, who tends to worry and asks too many impossible questions, his parents buy him a dog. What could be better for an eight-year-old boy than to enjoy life, play in the snow, and build a fort with his best friend? The author convincingly captures the language and psychology of the characters, and the relevance and subtlety of the dialogue is sure to amuse adults.


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