Mireille Messier

Mireille Messier

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Mireille Messier is a Toronto-based Franco-Ontarian author. She has published over a dozen children’s books, several articles for youth magazines and has collaborated in the production of many family programs airing on CBC, TVO and Teletoon. Before becoming an author, Messier worked as a television and radio host, a director, a researcher, a book reviewer, and a voice actress. Messier lives in Toronto with her husband, two wonderful teenage daughters, and two extremely fluffy cats.

The Branch

When an ice storm snaps a small girl’s favourite branch from the tree in her yard, she’s crestfallen. The girl’s mom says it’s just a branch. But not to the girl! Luckily, her neighbour Mr. Frank understands. He says the branch has potential. And so, with imagination and spirit, and Mr. Frank’s guidance and tools, the girl transforms the broken branch into something whole and new, giving it another purpose, and her another place to treasure. A wonderful story that delves into themes of friendship, cooperation, and resourcefulness, The Branch beautifully explores a young child’s experience with loss and renewal.

Fatima and the Clementine Thieves

One morning, Fatima and her grandfather wake up to find their clementine orchard savagely ransacked. Who could be doing this? How can the culprits be stopped? A little girl faces an enormous problem. Luckily, Fatima has powerful friends: the spiders! Fatima and the Clementine Thieves is a wonderful story of friendship and collaboration with a Moroccan twist.

Ma branche préférée

Une petite fille s’éveille un matin, après une tempête de verglas. La branche de son arbre préféré est cassée. Cette branche était son château, sa base d’espions, son bateau. Elle ne laissera personne partir avec SA branche. Puis son voisin, un homme âgé, l’aide à donner une deuxième vie à ce qui semble n’être qu’une simple branche aux yeux des autres. Une histoire d’entraide, de complicité intergénérationnelle et de créativité. Une histoire très canadienne!

Fatima et les voleurs de clémentine

Un matin, Fatima et son grand-père trouvent leur verger de clémentines sauvagement piétiné. Qui est
responsable de ce saccage ? Une petite fille fait face à un ÉNORME problème. “Vous êtes petites, mais ce que vous venez de faire est vraiment grand!”

Events & Tickets

Tues, Oct. 10 @ 10am: Wordfest Youth presents Gabrielle Grimard & Mireille Messier

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Thur, Oct. 12 @ 7pm: The Enthusiast’s Guide to the Governor General’s Literary Awards

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