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Ginette Anfousse fonds. - 1976-1993. - 2 m of textual record and graphic material.

Biographical Sketch

Scenario in pencil of LE SAVON by Ginette Anfousse

Scenario in pencil of Le Savon by Ginette Anfousse, 1980.

Children's storyteller and artist Ginette Anfousse was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1944. She was educated at the École des beaux-arts (1961-1965). In addition, she studied engraving at the Atelier Graff in Montreal and the Atelier de l'Île in Val David, Quebec. She was a visual designer with Radio-Canada (1968-1970) and Radio-Québec (1970-1975) - now Télé-Québec - before moving into the literary world. Her work now includes leading theme workshops on young people's literature and informal meetings in school settings.

She published her first children's stories, Mon Ami Pichou and La Cachette, in 1976. A series of ten books followed, notably La Chicane, La Varicelle, Le Savon and L'Hiver ou le Bonhomme Sept-heures (1978-1980). She won the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize twice, for La Chicane and La Varicelle in 1979; and for Un Loup pour Rose and Une Nuit au pays des malices in 1983. She was awarded the Prix Fleury-Mesplet in 1987 for the body of her work, the Prix Québec-Wallonie-Bruxelles for Les Catastrophes de Rosalie in 1987 and the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 1989 for Rosalie s'en va-t-en guerre. Her most recent work is Rosalie à la belle étoile (1998).

Scope and Content

The Ginette Anfousse fonds contains manuscripts, sketches, scenarios and original illustrations used in 13 books from the design stage to publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in 1993.

Language: textual material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: preliminary finding aid available.

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