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A Feast Beneath the Moon
A Feast Beneath the Moon

A Feast Beneath the Moon

Bertie and Friends Hit the Road



48 Pages, 8.25 x 11.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2023

ISBN 9782898360466

Rights: US

The Secret Mountain (Sep 2023)

Price: $16.95


Once upon a time there were four friends who always had oodles and oodles of fun together. After their last adventure full of surprises that ended with a big picnic in the sun, a sudden torrential rainfall forces Bertie and gang to take shelter atop the Blue Mountain. When they emerge, they encounter an extraordinary girl named Alice, who can grow big or small at the snap of her fingers. Together, they spend a magical night singing and dancing under the moon and shooting stars. A sequel to A Picnic in the Sun, this imaginative musical tale is interspersed with four beloved traditional songs and 14 original tracks performed with an abundance of pizzazz and emotion. Whimsical illustrations accompany this joyful and unforgettable celebration. The book includes a QR code to access the narrated story and songs online.

Author Biography

Christiane Duchesne is the author of more than 60 children’s books, including Kiss for Peter, The Loonies Arrive and Memere et Ses Cinq Monstres. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for the Christian Andersen Award sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

Jérôme Minière grew up in Orléans, France and settled in Montreal in 1995. As a singer-songwriter, he has released over a dozen albums, including Le vrai le faux (winner of the prestigious Belgian prize Le Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre) and Petit Cosmonaute (winner of a Felix Award, the equivalent of a Grammy in French-speaking Canada, for his songwriting). He has also created music for several theatrical productions, including La Fête de Boris, directed by Denis Marleau, which was part of the highly-respected Festival d’Avignon, held annually in the South of France.

‚ÄčMarianne Ferrer was born in Venezuela and immigrated to Canada in 1998. After attending Dawson College in Montreal, for illustration and design, she completed her education in graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She recently published Carmen and the House of Gaudi and The Year My Life Turned Upside Down.