The Resource Louis undercover, Fanny Britt ; [illustrated by] Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Louis undercover, Fanny Britt ; [illustrated by] Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Label
Louis undercover
Title
Louis undercover
Statement of responsibility
Fanny Britt ; [illustrated by] Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom, and who, with the help of his best friend, tries to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie. Louis's dad cries -- Louis knows this because he spies on him. His dad misses the happy times when their family was together, just as Louis does. But as it is, he and his little brother, Truffle, have to travel back and forth between their dad's country house and their mom's city apartment, where she tries to hide her own tears. Thankfully, Louis has Truffle for company. Truffle loves James Brown lyrics, and when he isn't singing, he's asking endless questions. Louis also has his friend Boris, with whom he spots ghost cop cars and spies on the "silent queen," the love of his life, Billie. When Louis and Truffle go to their dad's for two weeks during the summer, their father seems to have stopped drinking. And when Truffle has a close call from a bee sting, their mother turns up and the reunited foursome spend several wonderful days in New York -- until they reach the end of the road, again. A beautifully illustrated, true-to-life portrayal of just how complex family relationships can be, seen through the eyes of a wise, sensitive boy who manages to find his own way forward
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Summary
Shuffling back and forth between his alcoholic father and worried mother, young Louis finds companionship with his sensitive younger brother and a best friend who supports him while he musters the courage to speak to a crush
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Illustration
Award
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018.
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10578499
Cataloging source
BT
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Britt, Fanny
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
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830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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1978-
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  • Arsenault, Isabelle
  • Morelli, Christelle
  • Ouriou, Susan
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True
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  • Boys
  • Families
  • Friendship in children
  • Children of divorced parents
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Parent and child
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Louis undercover, Fanny Britt ; [illustrated by] Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in French under the title: Louis parmi les spectres, in 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781554988594
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Louis undercover, Fanny Britt ; [illustrated by] Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou
Publication
Note
First published in French under the title: Louis parmi les spectres, in 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9781554988594
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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