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Stéphane Poulin fonds. - 1986-87. - 7 drawings ; 40.5 cm by 56 cm or smaller.

Biographical Sketch

Pencil sketch of PEUX-TU ATTRAPER JOSÉPHINE? by Stéphane Poulin

Pencil sketch of Peux-tu attraper Joséphine? by Stéphane Poulin, 1987.

Children's book illustrator and author Stéphane Poulin was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1961. He studied graphic arts at Collège Ahunstic, where he won an illustration award that launched his career. His work is characterized by his offbeat humour and colourful descriptions of events in his home town, Montreal. Through his work, readers glimpse Quebec, as in his bilingual alphabet primer, Ah Belle Cité!/A Beautiful City: ABC. His most popular books in the "Joséphine" series include As-tu vu Joséphine? (1986) which earned him the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize (French language) and Peux-tu attraper Joséphine? (1987) which won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award. His other honours include the Governor General's Literary Award for illustration in 1989 for Benjamin et la saga des oreillers, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) honour roll for Un voyage pour deux: contes et mensonges de mon enfance (1991) and the Mr. Christie's Book Award for French-language illustration for Poil de serpent, dent d'araignée (1996).

Scope and Content

The Stéphane Poulin fonds contains seven sketches for illustrations of the book Peux-tu attraper Joséphine? with the artist's annotations from discussions with the publisher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Stéphane Poulin in 1988. [1988-17]

Language: annotations are in French.

Restrictions: no restriction governing access.

Finding Aid: preliminary list available.

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