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Bouton d'or Acadie heads to France for Festival Interceltique

5 Aug 2022 3:45 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

Moncton NB – August 5, 2022 – After a first appearance at Moncton's Centennial Park, Molly the lobster, heroine of the children's book, A Home for Molly, by Jennifer Houle, illustration and puppet by Natasha Pilotte, is leaving to meet her readers and fans. 

Molly, of course, will first spend some time in Shediac, the lobster capital: at the Market but also as the headliner, on August 13, of an expected launch at the brand new Homarus Centre. For this occasion, Molly will proudly display her bilingualism by presenting both Un logis pour Molly and A Home for Mollybetween 1 and 3 pm

Then she will cross the Atlantic to meet her Breton brothers and sisters. She will accompany Bouton d'or Acadie to Lorient, as part of the Festival Interceltique (Inter Celtic Festival). After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Bouton d'or Acadie will happily resume its literary animation booth at the Festival interceltique de Lorient from August 3rd to 15th. Marie Cadieux, Marie-France Comeau and Gille Cormier will be ambassadors for Acadie and its authors and creators, and will be reunited with all the readers who have followed them since the very beginning of the Acadian literary presence at the Quai du livre (Book Wharf).  

On August 7thBouton d'or Acadie will present at the scène du Jardin (Garden stage), the grand European sneak preview of Un bisou coquelicot (A Poppy Kiss), by Marie-France Comeau and Jean-Luc Trudel.  This children's book is a tribute to the veterans who landed on the beaches of Normandy in 1942 and 1945. This year, Dieppe and Courseulles-sur-mer (Juno Beach) are celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe landings. The small team from Bouton d’or will therefore also be in Courseulles-sur-Mer on August 13th and 14th as part of the Semaine Acadienne (Acadian Week) and in Dieppe on August 15th to present this beautiful album to families in France.  

Thus, thanks to Molly and a poppy, Bouton d’or Acadie will proudly present, in France, a part of our common history, in addition to explaining to the young people the importance of working for the health of the oceans, a challenge for all of us, no matter which side of the Atlantic Ocean we live on. 

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