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This is the second part of my conversation with Marie-Louise Gay, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator of children’s books. Find out how Marie-Louise came to write for a young audience. We’ll also discuss how to encourage creativity in children, the benefits of reading with your child and how you can use a book to go deeper than its mere reading. This is a very important and inspiring episode for all parents and carers!
Marie-Louise Gay’s early career
How Marie-Louise came to write children’s books
How to encourage creativity in children
A thousand books before school
The benefits of reading with your child
Going the extra mile with a book
Un million de questions
Marie-Louise’s bedside books
autocollant (nm) = sticker
câlin (nm) = cuddle
compte-rendu (nm) = report
concevoir = to create, to design
déformation professionnelle (nf) = professional tic, professional quirk
engouement (nm) = passion, enthusiasm, fondness
fond (nm) = content
forme (nf) = style, form
gagner sa vie = to make a living
pulvériser = to smash
rat de bibliothèque (nm) = bookworm
revue (nf) = magazine; journal, periodical
se mettre à = to start, to begin; to get to
souris (nf) = mouse
table de chevet (nf) = bedside table
tâtonner = to grope for; to grope around, to feel around
- (Part 1) How old was Marie-Louise when she got into writing children’s books?
- (Part 2) Where may you find Marie-Louise’s first children’s book?
- (Part 3) Which wonderful gift does Marie-Louise sometimes receive from schools?
- She was in her mid-twenties
- There may be a few worn out copies in some libraries in Quebec
- Books made by students who worked on Marie-Louise’s books.
Links & Resources
- Website: www.marielouisegay.com
- French Your Way Podcast, Episode 112: French books for babies / toddlers: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast112
- Video “French books for babies/ toddlers”: frenchyourway.com.au/frenchbooksforbabies
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