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Created in 1978, La courte échelle is the first publishing house in Québec to specialize in children litterature. Its catalogue, rich in over 700 active titles, appeals to all age groups. There are albums for the very young, books for beginning readers and novels for pre-teens and teens.
The published stories stimulate children imagination and capture their attention from the very first pages. These universal texts and the quality illustrations that accompany them have charmed many international publishers. More than 300 titles of La courte échelle have been translated. The works of Marianne Dubuc, Élise Gravel and Roger Paré have been adapted by publishing companies in China, Germany, Norway, Korea, Japan, Italy, Russia, Indonesia and Portugal.
Many titles have won prestigious literary prizes and awards, including the Canadian Governor General’s Award, the Prix jeunesse des bibliothèques du Québec, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Hackmatac Children’s Choice Book Award and the White Ravens Selection of International Children’s and Youth Literature (Jugendliteraturepreis).