Chapeau! Félix

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Songs by Félix Leclerc Illustrated by Jean Dallaire Performed by DobaCaracol, Catherine Durand, Jorane, Felix Leclerc and Mara Tremblay

All the poetry and sensitivity of French-Canada’s most revered poet-songwriter Felix Leclerc is found in this selection of songs that celebrate nature, animals and children. With delight, little ears can discover the classics penned by the great troubadour, such as “Le petit bonheur” (“The little fellow called happiness”) and “Le train du Nord” (“The North Train”), all performed by talented female artists. The classic traditional song “Cadet Rousselle”, recorded by Félix Leclerc himself, is illustrated in the book and is also presented on the CD as an animated video.

The result is enlightening. LE DEVOIR

STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-26-0
Pub Date: 2006
Ages 2 to 7
Keywords: Quebec song, animals, countryside, nature
Hardcover book (8”x 8”, 44 pages) with CD (28 minutes / 10 songs + an animated video)
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €

Singer-songwriter and poet of international fame, Felix Leclerc (1914-1988) is considered the father of Quebec song. He has seen his work crowned by numerous awards including the Charles Cros Academy Award, the Prix Calixa-Lavallée and the Prix Denise-Pelletier. The Prix Félix (Quebec equivalent to the Grammys), given to Quebec singers, is named in his honour.

Jean Dallaire (1916-1965), highly-reputed painter and illustrator, took drawing and painting courses in several cities, including Montreal and Toronto, before living in Paris in the late 1930s where he continued his training. After the war, he returned to Canada and taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Quebec before taking a job at the National Film Board of Canada as a draftsman.


44 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 10 songs and an animated viedo (28 minutes)

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10 songs and an animated video plus printable PDF file of the illustrations and song lyrics
Price: $ 9.99 CND