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Author Gingras, Charlotte, 1943- author.

Title Ophelia / Charlotte Gingras ; illustrations by Daniel Sylvestre ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou.

Publication Info. Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Fiction    GINGRAS,CHA    Available
 GDL Central Library Teen Fiction    GINGRAS,CHA    Available
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Description 260 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "First edition published in French under the title Ophélie ... Copyright ©2008 by Les éditions de la courte échelle inc." -- verso.
Summary Ophelia hides under oversized clothing, and hardly speaks-- until the day a visiting author gives a talk in the school library. She speaks about what it means to create art, and at the end thanks Ophelia for asking the first question, giving her a blue notebook with her address on it. The idea that someone might care is enough for Ophelia to keep writing, an escape from her real life. At night she creates graffiti around town, leaving little broken hearts as her tag. She finds an abandoned building to use as a workshop, and finds that a classmate, Ulysses, is also using the space to repair an old van. The two forge a fraught but growing friendship until intruders invade their sanctuary.
Subject Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
Graffiti artists -- Juvenile fiction.
Marginality, Social -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Graffiti -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Epistolary fiction.
Added Author Sylvestre, Daniel, illustrator.
Morelli, Christelle, translator.
Ouriou, Susan, translator.
Added Title Ophélie. English
ISBN 1773060996

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