Rosalie's Big Dream

Description

89 pages
$10.95
ISBN 0-921556-53-5
DDC jC843'.54

Publisher

Year

1995

Contributor

Illustrations by Marisol Sarrazin
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Reviewed by Anne Hutchings

Anne Hutchings is an elementary-school teacher-librarian in Ajax,
Ontario.

Review

Rosalie Dansereau, orphaned early in life, lives with not one but seven
aunts. Perhaps because of her nontraditional lifestyle, Rosalie is a
rather unconventional heroine, impulsive, funny, stubborn, creative,
loyal, tender-hearted—the list goes on. As Rosalie herself would put
it, she is one “holy hopping horrible” bundle of contradictions.
With her best friend, Julie Morin, and Pierre-Yves Hamel, her “Viking
hero,” Rosalie becomes involved in a series of sometimes funny,
sometimes serious predicaments. She emerges from her adventures
unscathed and, in most instances, somewhat the wiser.

That the illustrations complement the text so beautifully may be
partially explained by the fact that Marisol Sarrazin is author Ginette
Anfousse’s daughter, and served as the inspiration for many of the
characters in the Rosalie books. Both will appeal especially to girls in
Grades 3 or 4 who are looking for a first novel. Recommended.

Citation

Anfousse, Ginette., “Rosalie's Big Dream,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/20047.