The Red Scarf

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The Red Scarf

By Anne Villeneuve

Tundra Books (NY), Hardcover, 9780887769894, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2010

Amazing stories can be told with almost no words, as Anne Villeneuve demonstrates in The Red Scarf, originally published in French as L echarpe rouge.
One day, a taxi driver finds a red scarf left behind in his cab by a customer. Determined to find the scarf's owner, the cabbie unknowingly walks into a world filled with strange characters: a friendly lizard, a mischievous bear, a fearsome lion and his tamer, a daredevil, and a mysterious magician. Before he knows it, the cabbie becomes part of the show. Young readers will relish this almost wordless picture book about a seemingly ordinary day, which quickly turns into an extraordinary adventure.

About the Author
ANNE VILLENEUVE s art has appeared in magazines, ads, and so many children s books that she s lost count. Her illustrations for children s books have won her many honors, including the Governor General s Literary Award Children s Illustration and the TD Canadian Children s Literature Award for L echarpe rouge (The Red Scarf), which she both wrote and illustrated. According to Anne, happiness can be found at the end of a dock. She loves Romeo and Juliette, her cats. They like her too, as long as she gives them food. Anne Villeneuve lives in Quebec."