Books·Canadian

How Jack Lost Time

A middle-grade book by Stéphanie Lapointe, illustrated by Delphie Côté-Lacroix.

Stéphanie Lapointe, illustrated by Delphie Côté-Lacroix

Jack is not like other sea captains. Fishermen say he's weird, but Jack only cares about one thing: the grey whale with the scarred dorsal fin, the one who swallowed up his son, Julos, years before. Jack promises he will not come home without Julos, even if it means losing himself in the process.

Then, on a night like any other, Jack sees something lurking around his boat. He throws himself into the whale's dark mouth. But is he too late? Will his son recognize him after years of being alone?

An artful and timeless exploration of love, loss, and the choices that change our lives forever, How Jack Lost Time will appeal to readers of Michael Rosen's The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Grown Ups, and other picture books for older readers and adults. (From Greystone Kids)

Stéphanie Lapointe is a singer, actress, documentary director, and author from Montreal.  Delphie Côté-Lacroix is a Montreal-based illustrator.

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now

now