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Written by Herve Bouchard

Illustrated by Janice Nadeau

Translated by Helen Mixter

  • 168 Pages
  • 9781773060125
  • 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. 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.

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