About the Author
FRANCOIS GRAVEL was born in Montreal in 1951. He has written several books for children, among them Waiting for Jasmine
, which won the 1991 Governor General's Award, and Mr. Zamboni's Dream Machine
, which won the 1991 Mr. Christie Book Award.
SHEILA FISCHMAN has translated over fifty works of Quebec literature into English. She was the recipient of the Felix-Antoine Savard prize for her translations in 1989 and 1990 and has twice won the Governor General's Award. She lives in Montreal.