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Simon Steps Into the Ring

Written by Marylene Monette & illustrated by Marion Arbona
Published by Orca Book Publisher
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Jan 1, 1900
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A little boy learns to acknowledge his temper in this illustrated picture book for young readers.

Simon tries to be kind. But sometimes he loses his temper and acts without thinking, which almost always gets him into trouble. As Simon begins to understand his outbursts, he imagines himself in a boxing ring with his emotions. Can he come out on top and learn how to acknowledge his feelings?

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Who Wrote Simon Steps Into the Ring

Marylene Monette

As a former teacher and pedagogical counselor, Marylène Monette has worked with children and teachers for many years. She firmly believes that all aspects of our personalities are essential to a balanced self. Simon Steps into the Ring is Marylène’s first book. She lives in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

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Who Illustrated Simon Steps Into the Ring

Marion Arbona

Marion Arbona was born in France. After obtaining her diploma in animation at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she moved to Quebec. She devotes her life to illustration, painting and animation. In constant evolution, she explores new techniques such as scratchboard, pastel and transparency, which she combines with her favourite media: gouache, ink and image retouching.

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Marylene Monette's Book Dedication

To all the women who encouraged me to see this project through. To Steve, the man of my life, who lovingly accepts all of my emotions.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 1, 1900
Text Details:
This book was typeset in ChaparralPro Regular and Marvin Regular.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations in Simon Steps into the Ring were drawn with gouache, pencil and charcoal. I wanted to use a rather limited color palette, where notes of red and bright pink dominate and symbolize both fierceness and love. —Marion Arbona

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