Albert's Quiet Quest
There are so many distractions in Albert's Mile End neighborhood, what's a book-loving introvert to do? Desperate for a quiet place to read, Albert storms out to the alley behind his house where his friends and neighbors often meet to play. Lucky him -- not only is no one around today, but he finds an old painting of a beach scene that someone's left for the trash. The painting sparks Albert's imagination, spurring him on a zen-like quest for a quiet reading break on a sunset beach, a moment to unplug and find peace. And he almost does too, except for those meddling Mile End kids . . . who just want to have some fun, as LOUDLY as possible. Will Albert ever find a moment of quiet to enjoy his book? Or could his friends be looking for a book break of their own? Readers will love this adorably relatable story of a quiet kid, his big imagination and bringing friends together through the magic of reading.
Isabelle Arsenault is a Montreal illustrator whose passion for illustrated books has earned her an impressive number of awards and distinctions, including three Governor General's Literary Awards for Children's Literature and a Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist. She received the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2017 and was Canada's illustrator nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018 and 2020. Three of her picture books have been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year. She received a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.04 x 23.65 cm
Estimated arrival 1-5 business days.
CAD $12 standard shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping on orders within Canada over CAD 200 before tax for all provinces except NU, NT, and YT.
CAD $15 standard shipping for the provinces of NU, NT, and YT, and free shipping on orders over CAD $300.
CAD $25 2 DAY EXPEDITED shipping to all provinces except NU, NT, and YT, and CAD $35 EXPEDITED shipping to the provinces of NU, NT and YT.
Local pickup option is available at checkout during store business hours (if you need to pick up your order outside of store hours,
please email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs). An email will be sent when your order is ready for pickup. Please have your order confirmation email with you when you come.
Estimated arrival 2 business days.
$25 CAD standard shipping.
Estimated arrival 3-7 business days
$35 CAD standard shipping.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for international shipping outside of the US and Europe, or if you require expedited international shipping. We will do our best to meet your needs. For more details on shipping, please refer to our Shipping & Returns page here.
Some items have non-standard dimensions and may incur additional shipping charges. If needed, we will contact you after your purchase to inform you.
Online orders can be returned within 14 days of initial receipt. If more than 14 days have gone by since the initial receipt of your purchase, unfortunately we can’t accept your return or exchange.
Please contact us at email@example.com with your request before returning an item. We will provide you with a return authorization number. A return authorization number must be included in your return. All returned purchases will either be issued a store credit or exchange minus the initial shipping charge. We are a small family-owned business and unfortunately cannot offer any refunds at this time.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in its original packaging. Items must be unworn, and tags still attached. All footwear must have no creasing or damage to the soles to be returned. Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food or magazines cannot be returned.
For more details on our returns policy, please click here.