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Les Contes de la Chatte Rouge

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Lila, petite fille du Pays-d’En-Bas, habite un beau château. Sa mère a été enlevée par la Chatte Rouge, qui a emporté aussi toutes les histories. Lila part à la recherche de cette mysérieuse mère. Des créatures fabuleuses l'aideront dans cette quête pleine d'embûches et de surprises...
Paperback, 255 pages
Published October 25th 1993 by Québec/Amérique (first published 1993)
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Sep 06, 2015 Kimi rated it it was amazing
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Les Contes de la chatte rouge (which roughly translates to "The Tales of the Red Cat") is one of my favorite childhood books. It’s so unfortunate that there is no English translation because this is an amazing story and it truly deserves to be accessible to a wider audience.

This book is about a young girl named Lila who lives in a kingdom where there are no songs, no stories and no children under the age of seven. Stranger still, Lila is the only redhead in the whole kingdom and she is forbidden
May 30, 2011 Vasha7 rated it it was amazing
I have now read the book, and although it was not what I expected, it was superb. I'm sure I would have loved it as a child, and even now I'm impressed with its skillful use of language, cleverness, and thoughtfulness. It does not take place in the world of "In the Mothers' Land", however -- is it a different book? Its setting is a standard fairy-tale land. Nonetheless, all the important characters are women/girls -- even the Red Cat, who, though not exactly human, is definitely female. The emph ...more
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Élisabeth Vonarburg est une des figures les plus marquantes de la science-fiction québécoise. Elle est reconnue tant dans la francophonie que dans l'ensemble du monde anglo-saxon et la parution de ses ouvrages est toujours considérée comme un événement.
Outre l'écriture de fiction, Élisabeth Vonarburg pratique la traduction (la Tapisserie de Fionavar, de Guy Gavriel Kay), s'adonne à la critique (no
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