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Barcode30053003361006
LocationParis-Bourbon
Call NoJG FAGA
TitleMaurice and his dictionary : a true story / written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano.
AuthorFagan, Cary, author.
CollectionNEW: Graphic Novels Juvenile
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003361006JG FAGA1/11/2021 Available

Catalog Details

Personal Name Fagan, Cary, author.
Title Statement Maurice and his dictionary : a true story / written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano.
Varying Form of Title Maurice & his dictionary.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Toronto : OwlKids Books Inc., 2020.
Physical Description 53 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Content Type still image sti rdacontent.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. "On May 10, 1940, the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, setting into motion the refugee story of Cary Fagan's father, Maurice. Maurice was only 12 at the time, and he and his family had no idea they would never again return to Brussels, the city of his birth. Instead, they would travel through France, Spain, and Portugal, running from war. Every time they thought they might be safe, Maurice would try to restart his studies--he was determined to become a lawyer, convinced it was the law could make us all equals. But every time, his schooling was interrupted, and the family would have to escape again. Eventually, they found passage on the Serpa Pinto: the Destiny Ship. They travelled all the way to Jamaica and ended up in a refugee camp, worlds away from anything they knew. But this is a story of resourcefulness and resilience! Determined to get an education, Maurice went around finding teachers among the refugees and with their help--plus his trusty Chambers's English Dictionary--Maurice eventually worked his way into a local boys' school, where he was finally able to sit for his exams and earn his diploma. The story ends with Maurice boarding a plane, heading for the University of Toronto--it's the final leg of a long journey and at last, he thinks, "my new life really was starting." Quebec illustrator Enzo Lord Mariano brings the story to life in graphic novel format--showing us the family's fear and desperation, but also teasing out the moments of lightness and humour, of which there are many, including a scene in which Maurice's father thinks there is a scorpion in his new trousers, only to drop his pants and find a tailor's pin! The book ends with an Author's Note about Cary's father's journey, and how--unlike much of his family who perished in the Holocaust--Maurice ended up graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. "All his life, he kept his Chambers's Dictionary. It rests here on the desk beside me as I write, a treasured possession." This relatable story about one refugee family's courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism still resonates today."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Fagan, Maurice, -2017 Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject-Personal Name Fagan, Maurice, -2017 Juvenile literature.
Subject-Personal Name Fagan, Maurice, -2017.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Holocaust survivors Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Belgium
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Holocaust survivors Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Canada
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Holocaust survivors Biography Juvenile literature. Belgium
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Holocaust survivors Biography Juvenile literature. Canada
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Lawyers Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Canada
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Lawyers Biography Juvenile literature. Canada
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Holocaust survivors.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Lawyers.
Index Term-Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical comics.
Index Term-Genre/Form Nonfiction comics.
Added Entry, Personal Name Enzo, 1996- illustrator.

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