Grandfather and the Moon

Stéphanie Lapointe & Rogé

Original Title
Grand-père et la Lune
Published
Editions XYZ, 2015
Genre
Graphic novels
Pages
100
Rights Sold
World English (Groundwood Books)
Korean (Charlie Book)
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Grandfather and the Moon

Stéphanie Lapointe & Rogé

Grandfather, a man of few words, is devastated when his beloved wife succumbs to cancer, and he sinks into depression.
His granddaughter (“MarMar,” as he calls her) has a different reaction. She decides to enter the Who Will Go to the Moon Contest, and when she wins, she hopes that Grandfather will be proud of her. She embarks on the thrilling journey and at first it is wonderful, but just as she is about to reach the moon, her journey takes an unexpected turn.

This imaginative and moving graphic novel explores intergenerational relationships and is a sensitive portrayal of pursuing a dream.

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Press voices
"This is a book that might be a picture book, might be a middle grade short novel, might be for young adults, and could certainly be for adults as well. The best I can say is that it’s a short story, illustrated. And that you’ll never read anything quite like it this year." - Elisabeth Bird, School Library Journal
Awards
Grand Prix Lux Infopresse 2016 (Graphic Novel category)

Governor General’s Award for Youth literature 2016