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Ice Floes and Frost

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Coups de cœur au pôle Nord
Marie-Andrée Boucher Mativat
Illustrations: Fabrice Boulanger
Saint-Laurent, Quebec: Éditions Pierre Tisseyre, 2006. 73 p.
(Sésame; 86)
ISBN 2890519686
Ages 7 to 9

This entertaining story collects the clichés about Valentine's Day. Zany illustrations portray Santa Claus in unconventional situations. It is surprising to see Santa go on a trip around the Gaspé or get into a rage about the dentist. Not to mention his enthusiasm for horticulture—sheer madness, according to Mrs. Claus! Growing flowers in the Arctic seems every bit as difficult as rekindling a couple's romance. This story shows us that Valentine's Day is all about recapturing love.


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