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Written by Herve Bouchard

Illustrated by Janice Nadeau

Translated by Helen Mixter

  • 168 Pages
  • 9781773060057
  • 8" x 6"
  • from grade 5
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Situations / Death & Dying



Publication Date May 01, 2017

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.


Herve Bouchard
Herve Bouchard is a professor of literature at the Cegep de Chicoutimi and a novelist. He lives in Saguenay, Quebec.

Janice Nadeau
Janice Nadeau is an award-winning young illustrator. She lives in Montreal. Visit Janice Nadeau's website:

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