Nov 9, 2017
Canadian author, Larry Tremblay wins the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in French-language category
Canadian author Larry Tremblay and illustrator Guillaume Perreault have been named this year's winners of the French-language 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for their book, Même pas vrai (La Bagnole). Celebrating the best literary work for children aged one through 12, Tremblay and Perreault were presented with the $30,000 award, one of the largest prizes in Canada for children's literature.
“Children’s books have certainly had a positive impact on youth literacy, and that’s why, year after year, TD recognizes these great books,” says Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group. “Local authors and illustrators are full of talent. A literary gem, such as Même pas vrai, awakens the readers’ imagination and lets them discover the joy of reading.”
“In Même pas vrai, Larry Tremblay transports us into a world of wonder filled with memories,” says Magda Tadros, spokesperson for the French-language section at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. “This year, all the judges were won over by Larry Tremblay’s first children’s book. The thoughts depicted in the story were at times funny yet deep, light yet serious, childish yet mature; it was a unique and delightful combination.”
Held at the Windsor Ballroom in Montreal on November 8th, the annual award ceremony recognized some of the very best work by Canadian French-language authors and illustrators from across the country.
In recognition of their exceptional contribution to Canadian children’s literature, TD also awarded $10,000 to be shared among the four remaining French-language finalists:
Aaah!bécédaire (À partir de 4 ans), Texte : Elaine Turgeon, Illustrations : Martin Laliberté, Éditions Druide
En voiture! L’Amérique en chemin de fer (À partir de 8 ans), Texte et illustrations : Pascal Blanchet, Éditions de la Pastèque
Niska (À partir de 11 ans), Texte : Étienne Poirier, Éditions du soleil de minuit
Y’a pas de place chez nous (À partir de 8 ans), Texte : Andrée Poulin, Illustrations : Enzo Lord Mariano, Éditions Québec Amérique