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A Gift for Sophie #31DaysOfGifts

The book A Gift for Sophie is a poetic story by Gilles Vigneault about friendship and old age.  The story takes place in a seaside setting and depicts a sense of continuity, the importance of remembering and the happiness a gift can bring.  A music CD of 9 songs accompanies the narration of this touching story about two friends, Sophie and Emilio, and the Old Man Tom who teaches them how to see the world through their hearts.

A Gift For Sophie

Author Gilles Vigneault is hailed as one of Canada’s most important music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown.  He has received numerous distinctions including the “Grand prix du disque de l’Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.

Illustrator Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth-Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.



Two (2) Mommy Moment readers will WIN the children’s book A Gift for Sophie.

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling us what you feel is the most important attribute in a friend.

(All #31DaysOfGifts giveaways will run exactly 3 weeks.  Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prizes)

The #31DaysOfGifts is an event run in conjunction with our yearly Christmas Gift Guide.  These posts are features of products and do not depict our regular writing style.  Items received for Gift Guide features are donated to local charity.

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