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Ice Floes and Frost

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La quête de Perce-Neige
Michel Châteauneuf
Saint-Laurent, Québec: Éditions Pierre Tisseyre, 2005. 155 p.
(Conquêtes; 105)
ISBN 2890519414
Ages 12 and up

This epic set in the Middle Ages in a fanciful vision of Quebec is a tale of incredible adventures. Knight Perce-Neige is sent on a quest by His Majesty Frimas XIII to find Saint-Graillon's relic. This artifact will enable him to banish the blizzard that has brought the kingdom of Engelure to a standstill. Each chapter features a challenge that Perce-Neige must face. He travels through familiar territory and meets characters from French-Canadian folktales, such as the beautiful Rose Latulipe, the voyageurs in the bewitched canoe, and the Corriveau, not to mention Alexis Legalopeur, the horse. The author is sure to entertain readers with this hilarious tale.

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