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The Basketball Player

Written by Roch CarrierAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Roch Carrier
Illustrated by Sheldon CohenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sheldon Cohen
Translated by Sheila FischmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sheila Fischman

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Away from home and off to a seminary boarding school for the first time, Roch finds he is expected to play basketball. It’s seen as an important tool for facing life’s challenges if he is “to go very far on the road of life.” And so begins the latest in Roch’s sports misadventures as fear of failure sends him running into the night and terrors worse than those on the basketball court. It all leads to a surprise ending as he finds his own way of making his mark.
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About Roch Carrier

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Roch Carrier is Canada’s National Librarian and the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. In 1968 he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Several of his works have become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. His much-loved children's story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a timeless favorite. In 1991, Roch Carrier was awarded the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for Prayers of a Very Wise Child. Among his many other awards and honors, Mr. Carrier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the holder of many honorary doctorates. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books. Now the village has a brand new library – the Roch Carrier Library.

About Sheldon Cohen

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Sheldon Cohen has had an impressive career in illustration, animation, film directing, and painting. His films include Pies (1983), which won the Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival, and The Sweater (1980), which won fifteen international awards. The Sweater's success with a book version of the film and a sequel, the latter won the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustrations. The Snow Cat, an animated film based on a children's book by the late Dayal Kaur Khalsa, was released in 1998. In addition to his work in film, Sheldon Cohen is an accomplished and highly regarded painter and a sought-after lecturer and teacher. He lives in Montreal.

About Sheila Fischman

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Sheila Fischman  is the award-winning translator of some 150 contemporary novels from Quebec. In 2008 she was awarded the Molson Prize in the Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec. She lives in Montreal.

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11/14/2014 Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building.
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