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Loula Is Leaving for Africa
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Anne Villeneuve has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions, such as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Qu bec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Literary Award in 2000, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2005 and 2009, and the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 1998.Anne Villeneuve has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions, such as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Qu bec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Literary Award in 2000, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2005 and 2009, and the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 1998.

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A sweet (but never saccharine) and tender story of friendship, this one charms in every way.--Kirkus Reviews Loula had me at her travel-essentials list, which I won't spoil for you here. I also loved her faintly punk post-"Madeline" style.--Chicago Tribune Loula makes an admirable heroine, and the chauffeur adds a delightful glimpse into a world where an adult takes make-believe seriously and gallantly.--Booklist Online The ink and watercolor illustrations have the classic look of Ludwig Bemelmans's ?Madeline? series. Read this title as a part of travel- or siblings-themed storytimes.--School Library Journal Villeneuve's sketchy ink-and-watercolor pictures are a good match for this whimsical story in which Africa is a state of mind.--The New York Times A paean to imagination and an artful acknowledgment of children's needs and frustrations, leavened with poignancy and humor.--Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review

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