CôTé, Geneviève 1964-

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CôTé, Geneviève 1964-

Personal

Born 1964, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Education: Concordia University, 1987.

Addresses

Home and office—Montréal, Québec, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Illustrator and author of children's books. Exhibitions: Works included in exhibitions at Albums Canadiens illustrés Remarquables 2000-03, New York Society of Illustrators, Biennale de l'Illustration Québécoise, Bibliotheque Nationale, Montréal, Marché Bonsecours, Art Gallery of Ontario, CAPIC Awards show, Salons de l'Illustration Québécoise, and Maison de la culture Côte-des Neiges, Montréal.

Member

Writer's Union of Canada, Canadian Children's Books Council, Association des Illustrateurs du Québec (president, 1993-95).

Awards, Honors

Applied Arts magazine award, 1999, 2000; Grand Prix d'Illustration Jeunesse GL&V, 2000; gold medal, Society of Illustrators, 2001; Governor General Award nominations, Canada Council for the Arts, 2003, 2007, for Le premier printemps du monde and La grande aventure

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d'un petit mouton noir; Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, International Board on Books for Young People (Canadian section), 2006, for The Lady of Shalott; Governor General Award for illustration, 2007, for La petite rapporteuse de mots.

Writings

SELF-ILLUSTRATED

Quel Éléphant?, Éditions Scholastic (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006, translated as What Elephant?, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

With You Always, Little Monday, Harcourt (Orlando, FL), 2007.

ILLUSTRATOR

Marie-Andrée Mativat, Le bulldozer amoureux, Héritage (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 1988.

Henriette Major, Les mémoires d'une bicyclette, Héritage (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1989.

Cécile Gagnon, Mes premières fois, Héritage (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 1989.

Marc Porret, L'almanach ensorcelé, Véronique Lord (La-Salle, Québec, Canada), 1991.

Évelyne Wilwerth, Mannequin noir dans barque verte, Hurtubise (LaSalle, Québec, Canada), 1991.

Doumbi Fakoli, Aventure a Ottawa, LaSalle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1991.

Francine Girard, Tante-lo est partie, Boréal (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1991.

Charlotte Gingras, Les chats d'Aurélie, Amérique Jeunesse (Boucherville, Québec, Canada), 1994, reprinted, 2006.

Johanne Gaudet, Un ticket pour le bout du monde, Boréal (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1994.

Jacques Savoie, Toute la beauté du monde, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1995.

Jacques Savoie, Les fleurs du capitaine, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1996.

Jacques Savoie, Une ville imaginaire, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1996.

Jacques Savoie, Les cachotteries de ma soeur, Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1997.

Jacques Savoie, Le plus beau des voyages, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1997.

Jacques Savoie, La plus populaire du monde, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1998.

Bertrand Gauthier, Adrien n'est pas un Chameau, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 1999.

Marie-Danielle Croteau, La grande aventure d'un petit mouton noir, Dominique et cie. (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 1999, translation published as The Amazing Story of the Little Black Sheep, Dominique and Friends (Saint Lambert, Québec, Canada), 1999.

Michele Marineau, adaptor, L'affreux: conte Amérindien, 2000.

Nathalie Loignon, Christophe au grand coeur, Dominique et cie. (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2000.

Maryse Choiniere and Kim Choiniere, Plume, papier, oiseau, Soulieres (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2002.

Rémi Savard and Catherine Germain, Le premier printemps du monde, Les 400 Coups (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2002, translated by Donald Kellough as First Spring: An Innu Tale of North America, Simply Read Books (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 2006.

Nathalie Loignon, Songes et Mensonges, Dominique et cie. (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2002.

Édith Bourget, Autour de Gabrielle/Un recueil de poésie écrit, Soulieres (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2003.

Marthe Pelletier, Léo à la mer, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2003.

Nancy Montour, Le coeur au vent, Dominique et cie. (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2003.

Janet Wong, Minn and Jake, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 2003.

François Barcelo, Premier voyage pour Momo de Sinro, Québec Amérique (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2003.

Charlotte Gingras, Les perdus magnifiques, Dominique et cie. (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2004.

Un royaume inventé, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2004.

Michèle Marineau, L'affreux: conte Amérindien, Les 400 Coups (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2005.

Gilles Tibo, La chambre vide, Soulieres (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2005.

Marthe Pelletier, Des amours inventés, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2005.

Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Édith Bourget, Les saisons d'Henri: recueil de poésie, Soulieres (Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada), 2006.

Charlotte Gingras, La fabrique de Citrouilles, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2007.

Charlotte Gingras, L'île au Géant, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2007.

Susin Fernlund-Nielsen, The Magic Beads, Simply Read Books (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 2007.

Danielle Simard, La petite rapporteuse de mots, Les 400 Coups (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2007.

Charlotte Gingras, Les nouveaux bonheurs, La Courte Échelle (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 2007.

Anne Renaud, Missuk's Snow Geese, Simply Read Books (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 2008.

Sidelights

Illustrator and author Geneviève Côté has been recognized for her work in children's literature and honored with numerous awards, including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2006 for her work illustrating a new

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edition of Sir Alfred Tennyson's poem The Lady of Shalott. Côté has also been nominated twice for Canada's Governor General's Award in illustration, once for her work for Rémi Savard's Le premier printemps du monde and a second time for the art she created for La grande aventure d'un petit mouton noir, a book by Marie-Danielle Croteau that has also been published in an English-language edition as The Amazing Story of the Little Black Sheep. In addition to illustrating children's books, Côté has also created editorial illustrations for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Côté artwork has been recognized for its elegant simplicity. For instance, in her self-illustrated title With You Always, Little Monday—a story about a little bunny who goes on a quest to find his parents—a Kirkus Reviews contributor summarized the book's mixed-media illustrations as "a wonder" and added that Côté's work, while "deceptively simple on its surface, … is expression-filled and elegant in light and line." Côté's use of color has also been considered one of her strengths as an artist. As a reviewer noted in Publishers Weekly, her illustrations for With You Always, Little Monday are "lyrical and expressive" and despite the limited use of color, she successfully evokes "the cozy greenness of the forest and the icy blue glow of moonlight."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, October 1, 2003, Gillian Engberg, review of Minn and Jake, p. 322; October 1, 2005, Hazel Rochman, review of The Lady of Shalott, p. 54.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, May, 2006, Deborah Stevenson, review of First Spring: An Innu Tale of North America, p. 421; October, 2003, Betsy Hearne, review of Minn and Jake, p. 83.

Canadian Book Review Annual, 2005, review of The Lady of Shalott, p. 537.

Horn Book, May-June, 2007, Susan Dove Lempke, review of With You Always, Little Monday, p. 262.

Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2003, review of Minn and Jake, p. 969; September 1, 2005, review of The Lady of Shalott, p. 984; October 1, 2006, review of What Elephant?, p. 1012.

Library Media Connection, April-May, 2006, Leslie Schoenherr, review of The Lady of Shalott, p. 83.

Publishers Weekly, August 18, 2003, review of Minn and Jake, p. 79; April 16, 2007, review of With You Always, Little Monday, p. 50

Resource Links, February, 2006, Myra, Junyk, review of First Spring, p. 52; June, 2006, Denise Parrott, review of First Spring, p. 4; February, 2007, Claire Hazzard, review of What Elephant?, p. 2; June, 2007, Mary Moroska, review of What Elephant?, p. 43.

School Library Journal, March, 2000, Judith Constantinides, review of The Amazing Story of the Little Black Sheep, p. 194; October, 2003, Lee Bock, review of Minn and Jake, p. 142; December, 2005, Teresa Pfeifer, review of The Lady of Shalott, p. 175; July, 2006, Maryann H. Owen, review of First Spring, p. 94; December, 2006, Martha Simpson, review of What Elephant?, p. 96; April, 2007, Susan Moorhead, review of With You Always, Little Monday, p. 96.

ONLINE

Communication-Jeunesse Web site,http://www.communication-jeunesse.qc.ca/ (October 28, 2007), "Geneviève Côté."

Geneviève Côté Home Page,http://www.Genevievecoteillustration.com (October 28, 2007).

Harcourt Web site,http://www.harcourtbooks.com/ (October 28, 2007), "Geneviève Côté."