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Louis Undercover

Written by Fanny Britt

Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Part of the Walker Studio Series

Key Stage 4 Comics / Graphic Novels Family / Home Stories Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

LoveReading View on Louis Undercover

Dad cries, particularly when he is drinking, which is most of the time.  When mum knows it is best to leave, Louis must try to understand his new life and help his younger brother. Before he can do these things, Louis needs to start to like himself. This is a profound and beautiful book in which text and pictures come together perfectly.


Louis Undercover Synopsis

A visually stunning, thoughtful and thought-provoking graphic novel about family separation, love and bravery from the award-winning creators of the internationally admired Jane, the Fox and Me. In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his mum's home in the city and his dad's house in the country, with his little brother, Truffle who loves to sing James Brown songs. While coming to terms with the sadness and complexities of his divorced parents' relationship, Louis - with the help of his best friend, Boris - is also trying to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie. Seen through the eyes of Louis, this is a beautifully illustrated, true-to-life and hopeful portrayal of a complicated but loving family, and how a wise and sensitive and brave boy still manages to find his own way forward in spite of everything.

Louis Undercover Press Reviews

[...] a powerful and visually stunning graphic novel... - The Bookseller, Children's March Previews

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406378429
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Fanny Britt
Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 4
Topics: Comics / Graphic Novels, Divorce, Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic

About Fanny Britt

Fanny Britt is a writer, playwright and translator. She has written a dozen plays and translated more than fifteen. She is the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award in Drama for her play Bienveillance. Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children's book illustrator whose work has won many awards. Her books include Alpha, Once Upon a Northern Night and Jane, the Fox and Me among others. Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault first collaborated on the graphic novel Jane, the Fox and Me, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration and the Joe Shuster Award for Best ...

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