Andrée Poulin has written over 30 books for children. Many have won awards, including the TD Children’s Literature Award (French language) for La plus grosse poutine du monde, now published in English by Annick Press as The Biggest Poutine in the World. Her stories deal with friendship, empathy, tolerance, and child poverty. Andrée believes books can change the world. By setting her stories in Canada, Africa, and Asia, she allows her readers to discover other cultures. She writes a blog, reviews books, and gives workshops in schools and libraries. She lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
The Biggest Poutine in the World by Andrée Poulin (Gr. 5-9)
On his fifth birthday, Thomas’s mother made him a delicious dish of poutine. The next day, she disappeared; he hasn’t seen her since. On the day of this twelfth birthday, Thomas comes up with the idea of setting a Guinness world record for the biggest poutine in the world. As he puts together all the pieces of his “Phenomenal Poutine Project,” Thomas not only discovers why his mother disappeared, but he also learns the meaning of friendship.
Pablo Finds a Treasure by Andrée Poulin (Gr. 1-4)
Pablo and his sister spend every day at “Treasure Mountain,” the local dump. There, they rummage through the garbage looking for items that their mother can sell for food. The work is exhausting, and they have to contend with is Filthy-Face, a bully who steals the finds of all the children. One day, Pablo discovers a gold chain. This beautifully illustrated book brings home the reality of child poverty around the world.
Going for a Sea Bath (Pre-K – 2)
Translated from Andrée Poulin’s lively text, Going for a Sea Bath combines the best of a bath time book and a seashore book with a father-daughter adventure that will inspire giggles all around.
About Andrée Poulin’s appearance at Wordfest 2016
Andrée Poulin is available for different presentations in every age group (grade 1 to 12) in French, Grade 5 to 9 in English, based on the novel The Biggest Poutine in the World. Presentations include a brief overview of how she became an author, as well as descriptions of the publishing process. Poulin uses visuals to give children an insight into the process of writing picture books and novels. These are interactive and entertaining presentations, designed to captivate the audience.