Léo et les presqu’îles

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Story and songs by Gilles Vigneault Illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch Performed by Pascale Bussières, Édith Butler, Robert Charlebois, Clémence Desrochers, Diane Dufresne, Pierre Flynn, Claude Gauthier and Fred Pellerin

Young Leo sets off to discover the world—the five peninsulas near his seaside home. His mother approves, knowing Leo will finally meet the eccentric friends of his father who disappeared at sea. After all, Leo’s old enough to be “the captain of his own boat” as the song he likes to sing goes. The story is followed by 11 folk-infused melodies plus the narration of the story.


The interpretation is superb… The narration is beautiful… A touching humanist fable… An amazing book! RADIO-CANADA

STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-68-0
Pub Date: 2010
Ages 7 to 9
Keywords: Quebec song, travel, family, sea
Hardcover book (8”x 8”, 64 pages) with CD (54 minutes / Narrated story + 11 songs)
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €

As a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gilles Vigneault is hailed as one of Canada's most influential music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown of Natashquan, a remote, windswept village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. He has received numerous distinctions including the “Grand prix du disquiet de l'Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.

Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.


64 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 1 narrated story and 11 songs (54 minutes)

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