Harvey by Herve Bouchard

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Harvey and his little brother, who is a lot taller than he is, are normal boys playing in the slushy streets of early spring when they suddenly learn 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, he finds himself disappearing. Brilliantly illustrated, emotionally true, and devastatingly sad, this book is an artful and utterly convincing look at the experience of extreme emotional trauma.
 

About Herve Bouchard

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Herve Bouchard is a professor of literature at the Cegep de Chicoutimi and a novelist. His novel Parents et amis sont invites a y assisterwon the 2006 Grand prix du livre de Montreal. Harvey, his first children's book, won Governor General's awards for text and illustration. Herve lives in Saguenay, Quebec.Janice Nadeau is a talented young illustrator who studied graphic design at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and illustration at the Ecole superieure des arts decoratifs in Strasbourg, France. She has won many awards, including Governor General's awards for her illustrations in Nul poisson ou allerand Ma meilleure amieas well as for Harvey. She lives in Montreal.Helen Mixter is a translator who lives in Toronto, Ontario.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Groundwood Books. 168 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Harvey's child’s-eye perspective is flawlessly conveyed in both naïve-looking drawings, artfully composed, and direct, present-tense narration alert to detail and rendered in blocky hand printing.

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In this challenging graphic novel, Bouchard's first book for children (which won Governor General's awards for both text and illustration in 2009), narrator Harvey promises to tell readers about "the time when I became invisible."

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