Groundwood Books

Harvey

How I Became Invisible

Translated by Helen Mixter • Written by Herve Bouchard • Illustrated by Janice Nadeau

For readers 10 years old | Published May 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781773060057
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Cover of Harvey

Regular price $16.95 CAD

168 pages | 8 in × 6 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Harvey

How I Became Invisible

Helen Mixter • Herve Bouchard • Janice Nadeau

A sophisticated and original graphic novel, about a young boy's reaction to his father's death.

Harvey and his little brother are playing in the slushy streets of early spring when they learn, out of the blue, that their father has died of a heart attack. Everything changes and Harvey’s favorite movie, The Incredible Shrinking Man, suddenly begins to dominate his fantasy life. When relatives try to get him to look at his father in his coffin, Harvey finds himself disappearing.

Brilliantly illustrated, emotionally true and devastatingly sad, this book is an artful and utterly convincing study of one boy’s response to great loss.

About the Creators

Helen Mixter

Helen Mixter is a translator who lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Herve Bouchard

Herve Bouchard is a professor of literature at the Cegep de Chicoutimi and a novelist. His novel Parents et amis sont invités a y assister won the 2006 Grand prix du livre de Montreal. Harvey, his first children's book, won Governor General's awards for text and illustration. Herve lives in Saguenay, Quebec.

Janice Nadeau

Janice Nadeau studied graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal and illustration at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, France. She has won many awards, including Governor General's awards for her illustrations in Nul poisson ou aller and Ma meilleure amie as well as for Harvey. She lives in Montreal.

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