Anne Villeneuve has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions, such as the Governor General's Literary Award and the Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles Literary Award in 2000, the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2005 and 2009, and the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 1998.
A paean to imagination and an artful acknowledgment of children's needs and frustrations, leavened with poignancy and humor.—Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review
Villeneuve's sketchy ink-and-watercolor pictures are a good match for this whimsical story in which Africa is a state of mind.—The New York Times
The ink and watercolor illustrations have the classic look of Ludwig Bemelmans's ?Madeline? series. Read this title as a part of travel- or siblings-themed storytimes.—School Library Journal
Loula makes an admirable heroine, and the chauffeur adds a delightful glimpse into a world where an adult takes make-believe seriously and gallantly.—Booklist Online
Loula had me at her travel-essentials list, which I won't spoil for you here. I also loved her faintly punk post-"Madeline" style.—Chicago Tribune
A sweet (but never saccharine) and tender story of friendship, this one charms in every way.—Kirkus Reviews
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