Harvey

Hervé Bouchard & Janice Nadeau

Original Title
Harvey
Published
La Pastèque, 2008
Genre
Graphic novels
Pages
168
Rights Sold
English North America (Groundwood Books)
Simplified Chinese (Beijing Publishing Group)
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Harvey

Hervé Bouchard & Janice Nadeau

A sophisticated and original graphic novel, about a young boy’s reaction to his father’s death.

Harvey and his little brother are playing in the slushy streets of early spring when they learn, out of the blue, that their father has died of a heart attack. Everything changes and Harvey’s favorite movie, The Incredible Shrinking Man, suddenly begins to dominate his fantasy life. When relatives try to get him to look at his father in his coffin, Harvey finds himself disappearing.

Brilliantly illustrated, emotionally true and devastatingly sad, this book is an artful and utterly convincing study of one boy’s response to great loss.

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Press voices
"...a great graphic novel to give to a younger child trying to understand the pain of bereavement." — School Library Journal
"A sparse, evocative look at a father’s death...Harvey's child’s-eye perspective is flawlessly conveyed." — Kirkus Reviews
Awards
Governor General's award