Catel et Bocquet retracent le destin de la fascinante Joséphine Baker dans un magnifique roman (bio)graphique tout en noir et blanc. En 500 pages, les auteurs nous dévoilent toutes les facettes de cette femme emplie de convictions : muse de nombreux artistes, militante contre la ségrégation raciale, agent du contre-espionnage de la France Libre, mère adoptive d’une douzaine d’enfants venus d’horizons divers… elle était décidément bien plus qu’une danseuse de cabaret affublée d’une ceinture de bananes...
Courage, diplomacy, love, and conspiracy make for an action-packed adventure in a little-known past.
This third instalment of the series continues Radisson's adventures with the Jesuits and the Iroquois. Mastering the Iroquois language and customs, Radisson leads a mission of French traders and Jesuits to Onondaga in an attempt to build alliances and trade for much-prized furs. But it quickly becomes apparent that the Iroquois are bitterly divided over whether or not to welcome the French and their missionaries among them. Radisson's skills in diplomacy are tested, as he tempers the ardour of the Jesuits and calms the arrogant and distrustful French traders, and cultivates friendships with the Iroquois who favour peace. With their lives at stake, Radisson and Father Ragueneau devise a secret plan to escape. During the ordeal he also learns that peace is worth far more than war, a principle that will guide him in the future.
Based on true events as recounted by Radisson, The Incredible Escape, Volume 3 of The Adventures of Radisson will thrill readers young and old, recounting the early history of North America in modern accessible language. For background see Vol. 1 Hell Never Burns and Vol. 2 Back to the New World.
Martin Fournier decided that fiction is one of the best ways to introduce young people to history. With his background as a historian - he holds a PhD in history and has taught at the university level - he has begun to tell the story of one of the most famous adventurers, fur traders and explorers in North American history. For the original French version of The Adventures of Radisson 1, Hell Never Burns, Martin Fournier won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. The complete series will include five volumes.
In addition to writing fiction, Martin Fournier has been Project Coordinator and Editor of the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America. He has also published books on the day-to-day life in New France in the 17th and 18th centuries. Martin lives in Quebec City.
Peter McCambridge is a professional translator. He has an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University. His MA thesis is on the Montreal Canadiens and popular culture in Quebec.
Peter McCambridge translated I HATE HOCKEY by François Barcelo (Baraka 2011). He also won the John Dryden Translation Prize