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To spread the taste for reading among children, 20,000 copies of the album L'été de la petite baleine by Dominique Demers, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard will be marketed at the symbolic price of 1 $.

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Montreal, May 23, 2018 - Éditions Dominique et compagnie are responding to Dominique Demers' call to spread the love of reading to children. On June 2 and 3, 20,000 copies of the album The summer of the little whale by Dominique Demers, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard will be marketed at the symbolic price of 1$.

This initiative, supported by more than 20 organizations promoting reading among children, ties in with Independent Bookstores Day, an event organized by the Les libraires network which celebrates the importance of the bookstore as a cultural place and as a place of promotion. of literature.

The album The summer of the little whale features an extraordinary hero: the little gnouf. This adorable character strives to embrace the world, conveying a message of mutual aid and solidarity.

On June 2 and 3, respond to Dominique Demers' invitation! Like little Gnouf, listen only to your big heart and get yourself The summer of the little whale for the price of 1$ at an independent bookstore near you!

"As an adult, you can make a difference in a child's journey by reading to him stories. It only takes ten minutes of reading a day to change the world! "- Dominique Demers, writer, lecturer and doctor in children's literature

About the author and illustrator

Dominique demers has had a thousand jobs, but her favorite thing is writing books. At Dominique et compagnie editions, Dominique Demers has published many successful albums such as Old Thomas and the little fairy, Petunia the fart princess or Lustucru the smelly wolf. She is also the author of numerous adult novels and of the successful series Mademoiselle C. published by Éditions Québec Amérique.

It has been almost 17 years since Gabrielle Grimard is dedicated to youth illustration. Adored by children and recipients of numerous awards, his albums such as The fabulous world of Monsieur Fred, The princess with white hands or Today maybe are true works of art.

The Le petit gnouf series already has three other albums: The magic of winter, Little Gnouf's Christmas, Spring of the Elves.


The publication and distribution of the book The summer of the little whale were made possible thanks to the generous contribution of:


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