POPPY & SAM AND THE LEAF THIEF
Mimose et Sam — Cathon — Hardcover book — 18.8 x 24 cm — 44 pages — September 2016 — CAN$19.95
“Where were you last night?” Poppy and Sam have launched an investigation: they want to find out who nibbled their dear friend Basil’s leaves. None of the insects will own up to it. They need a way to unmask the offender. But that is easier said than done! They will have to show a lot of ingenuity.
POPPY & SAM AND THE MOLE MYSTERY
Mimose et Sam, t. 2 : À la recherche des lunettes roses — Cathon — Hardcover book — 18.8 x 24 cm — 48 pages — September 2018 — CAN$19.95
Where are Mrs. Mole’s glasses? Did she lose them near the brook this morning? What if someone had taken them... Determined to find out, Poppy and Sam go out looking for them. With this second Poppy and Sam adventure, Cathon offers us a refreshing comic book for early readers who have a taste for humorous mysteries.
POPPY & SAM - MISSION HIBERNATE
Mimose et Sam, t.3 : Mission hibernation — Cathon — Hardcover book — 18.8 x 24 cm — 48 pages — April 2020 — CAN$20.95
Winter is around the corner in the garden. It’s time for the animals and the insects to stock up provisions, take shelter and hibernate. But something seems to go wrong. Despite her efforts, Poppy can’t fall asleep. Could she have forgotten how to hibernate? With the help of her friend Sam, whom she wakes up, the little girl goes in search for solutions. How do her companions —the bees, the toad, the ants or the mice— do all winter long? What if she visited them? Maybe they could help her to rest! Find out in this third volume of the series Poppy & Sam, two adventurous and endearing characters.
POPPY & SAM - SNACK SEASON
Mimose et Sam, t.4 : La saison des collations — Cathon — Hardcover book — 18.8 x 24 cm — 48 pages — November 2022 — CAN$20.95
A thrilling quest of mutual assistance and hunger! This is the fourth installment of the popular comic series.
Sam wakes up from his hibernation, and he is starving! He only craves one thing: rosehip jam. To make his special recipe, he needs his lucky cauldron, firewood, honey, and of course, rosehip berries. Emboldened by his appetite, he leaves the comfort of his home and braves the cold to search for these precious ingredients.
Cathon is an author and illustrator. She studied visual and media arts (BA, Université du Québec à Montréal). Since 2013, she has been publishing comic books and picture books at La Pastèque, Pow Pow, Comme des géants and Owlkids. She also writes an illustrated feminist column for la Gazette des femmes. She published her first book in 2011, Trois secondes plus vite, for which she was selected for the Bédélys Indépendant prize. The third adventure of Poppy & Sam, released in 2020, is her fourth title to be published by Comme des géants.
“This book is a perfect introduction to detective stories: readers can posit theories as Mimose’s solutions prove to be ineffective. It is also a great way to discover comics for young readers who want to take the plunge.”
– Pierre-Alexandre Bonin – Campagne pour la lecture
“Everything about this story is sweet and charming, the beauty of the illustrations, the pretty colours and the tone of the “garden-variety” investigation that takes us delightfully back to the grace and gauziness of being four years old.”
– Hélène Brosseau – Librairie Monet, Montréal
“From insects with well-sketched personalities to little Mimose’s ingenuity, this colourful little comic with timeless charm is the perfect introduction to the genre and leaves readers with a smile.”
– Zoé Langlois – Revue Les libraires