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Léonore Bailhache

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Léonore Bailhache is a graduate from a Contemporary creative writing Masters degree of the University and School of Art of Le Havre (Normandy), Léonore Bailhache is in love with Acadie, Anne of Green Gables and Pippi Longstocking. After interning with Bouton d'or Acadie as a part of her studies in 2017, she now works there as a projects manager, where she helps with the production of several picture books. In her free time, she organises writing workshops, she writes, draws and reads youth literature books.

Bouton d'or Acadie is the first French Canadian youth literature publishing company outisde of Quebec. Founded in 1996 by Marguerite Maillet, it was then taken over by sisters Louise Imbeault and Marie Cadieux in 2013, and the 10 to 13 annual publications bring together talented authors and illustrators around picture-books and novels.
The company stands out for its innovative vision and was the first to publish a series of native american tales and legends from eastern Canada, written in mi'kmaq, passamaquoddy and wolastoqey, as well as French and English. The collection is called « Wabanaki » ; this word in the Algonquin language can sometimes be translated to « child of light » or « break of day ». Bouton d'or Acadie aims to be a beacon of light for our youth.
Awarded several literary prizes, the publishing company has had books translated into several langues and its beautiful books are being shown across Canada and abroad at international book fairs.
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