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Louis Undercover

By Fanny Britt
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

A visually stunning, thoughtful and thought-provoking graphic novel about family separation, love and bravery from the award-winning creators of the internationally admired Jane, the Fox and Me.

In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his mum's home in the city and his dad's house in the country, with his little brother, Truffle who loves to sing James Brown songs. While coming to terms with the sadness and complexities of his divorced parents' relationship, Louis – with the help of his best friend, Boris – is also trying to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie. Seen through the eyes of Louis, this is a beautifully illustrated, true-to-life and hopeful portrayal of a complicated but loving family, and how a wise and sensitive and brave boy still manages to find his own way forward in spite of everything.

  • The much-anticipated new book from the creators of the multi-award winning Jane, the Fox and Me
  • "Another poignant picture book-sized graphic novel, this time about alcoholism, family separation and the meaning of bravery." Horn Book
  • "Arsenault's symbolic use of colour and animated illustrations breathe life into Britt's quirky, beautiful story, which emphasizes that love is the bravest act of all." School Library Journal

About the author

Fanny Britt is a writer, playwright and translator. She has written a dozen plays and translated more than fifteen. She is the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award in Drama for her play Bienveillance. Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children's book illustrator whose work has won many awards. Her books include Alpha, Once Upon a Northern Night and Jane, the Fox and Me among others. Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault first collaborated on the graphic novel Jane, the Fox and Me, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration and the Joe Shuster Award for Best Writer and Best Artist. It was also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book.

ISBN: 9781406378429
Imprint: Walker Studio
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Dimensions: 215 x 290mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $34.99
New Zealand RRP: $39.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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