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Ice Floes and Frost

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Décembre ou les 24 jours de Juliette
Hélène Desputeaux
Montréal : Les 400 Coups, 2006. 52 p.
ISBN 2895403104
Ages 4 to 8

Juliette is running out of patience while waiting 24 days until Santa arrives. Day after day she occupies herself by singing carols, working on crafts, decorating the tree, making gifts and pretty cards, baking cookies and pies until magical Christmas Eve arrives.

The narrative, which is almost a chant, draws us into the countdown to the long expected night. The ink drawings in bright colours are lively, making Juliette and her world quite captivating. Hélène Desputeaux creates a book that is full of the joy of living.


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