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Albert's Quiet Quest

A picture book by Isabelle Arsenault.

Isabelle Arsenault

There are so many distractions in Albert's Mile End neighbourhood, what's a book-loving introvert to do? Desperate for a quiet place to read, Albert storms out to the alley behind his house where his friends and neighbours often meet to play. Lucky him — not only is no one around today, but he finds an old painting of a beach scene that someone's left for the trash. The painting sparks Albert's imagination, spurring him on a zen-like quest for a quiet reading break on a sunset beach, a moment to unplug and find peace. And he almost does too, except for those meddling Mile End kids… who just want to have some fun, as LOUDLY as possible. Will Albert ever find a moment of quiet to enjoy his book? Or could his friends be looking for a book break of their own? (From Tundra Books)

Albert's Quiet Quest was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustration

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