Gaya et le petit désert
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Story Gilles Vigneault Songs Gilles Vigneault and Jessica Vigneault Illustrated Stéphane Jorisch Narration Vincent Davy Singers Edgar Bori, Juliane Belleau, Louis-Jean Cormier, Kathleen Fortin, Daniel Lavoie, Damien Robitaille, Marcel Sabourin, Richard Séguin, Ingrid St-Pierre and Diane Tell
Young Gaya, a curious little girl full of ideas, discovers one morning near her grandfather’s house that his well has gone dry. She then sets off to ask her friends in the forest why that is. Advice is given freely by a wise old oak tree, a loquacious owl, a hare-footed squirrel and a workaholic beaver. Each one however, seems to blame the other and it turns into one huge headache for her. Gaya does realize though, that in life one can always inspire new beginnings. Recordings of the narration of the story and the songs « C’est la faute à qui? » and « Il n’y a pas d’eau sur la lune » are included.
As a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gilles Vigneault is hailed as one of Canada’s most influential music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown of Natashquan, a remote, windswept village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. He has received numerous distinctions including the “Grand prix du disque de l’Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.
Jessica Vigneault grew up with the music and words of an inspired household. Attracted by the piano, she studied music at the University of Montreal and was primarily interested in jazz. As an author, she also collaborated in the writing of the children’s books Sunday in Kyoto and A Gift for Sophie.
Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.