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Bio

Marie Lafrance has spent her whole life drawing pictures, at first to keep from biting her nails, then for magazines, newspapers, posters, billboards, board games and the likes. She also illustrated tons of educational books, and eventually segued into picture books.

She studied Graphic Arts and Etching, worked as a printmaker and eventually started illustrating, a career which is not really a career as much as a lifestyle, so she basically lives in her studio, cooking up characters.

 
 

Awards, nods, distinctions

Communication Arts 2004, 2013
American Illustration 2012, Selected
3X3 International Children’s Show 2011, Bronze
3X3 Pro Show 2015, Merit
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award 2013
New York Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition 2010
GG Shortlisted/finaliste 1995, 2006, 2008, 2016

3X3 Pro Show 2017, Merit

Recent books

Petits contes méchants / Gudule / Milan Jeunesse / 2008 / Toulouse
Contes et Sagesses d’Afrique / Souleymane Mbodj / Milan Jeunesse / 2009 / Toulouse
The Firehouse Light / Janet Nolan / Tricycle Press / Random House / 2010 / Berkeley
Contes du Vietnam / Tanh / Milan Jeunesse / 2010 / Toulouse
A Hen for Izzy Pippik / Aubrey Davis / Kids Can Press / 2012 / Toronto
Le petit gilet beige / Ingrid Chabbert / Des ronds dans l’O Jeunesse 2013 / Paris
Le petit ours gris de la Mauricie / Félix Leclerc / La Montagne Secrète 2013 / Montréal
The Tweedles Go Electric / Monica Kulling / Groundwood Books / 2014 / Toronto
Bunny the Brave War Horse / Elizabeth McLeod / Kids Can Press 2014 / Toronto
The Tweedles Go Online / Monica Kulling / Groundwood Books 2015 / Toronto
Oscar Lives Next Door / Bonnie Farmer / Owlkids / 2015 / Toronto
Mes comptines à chanter / Traditional / Seuil Jeunesse / 2015 / Paris

Deux Garçons et un secret / Andrée Poulin / La Bagnole / 2016 / Montréal

 

Contact

marie.lafrance@videotron.ca