Governor General’s Literary Awards

Jack et le temps perdu by Stéphanie Lapointe and Delphie Côté-Lacroix

Jack et le temps perdu

By Stéphanie Lapointe and Delphie Côté-Lacroix

Quai no 5, Les Éditions XYZ; distributed by Distribution HMH


The day where the gray whale with a scar on its dorsal fin snatches his son, Jack, a fisherman, embarks on an exciting adventure to find him. Jack would do anything to get his son back, even if it means losing… his soul.

“This timeless tale is a deep dive into the heart of the human spirit, with encounters with solitude, loss and hope along the way. As time goes by, words and imagery are laid out across the pages, reflecting one man’s isolation before his quest. From start to finish, the illustrations and text drift together in harmony toward a touching and unpredictable dénouement. A contemporary tale to be read aloud!”

Peer assessment committee: Nahid Kazemi, Diane Carmel Léger, François Thisdale

Stéphanie Lapointe Delphine Côté-Lacroix
Stéphanie Lapointe               Delphie Côté-Lacroix
Photo : Julie Artacho

Biography: Stéphanie Lapointe

Stéphanie Lapointe first became known on the Quebec cultural scene as a singer and actor. She is currently working on adapting the first book in her Fanny Cloutier series for young readers, published by Les Malins, for the big screen. Her first graphic novel, Grand-père et la lune (Quai no 5), won the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Illustrated Books category. Stéphanie Lapointe lives in Montréal.


Biography: Delphie Côté-Lacroix

Delphie Côté-Lacroix is an illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer who is passionate about creating visuals. Jack et le temps perdu is the second book she has illustrated. The first, Florence et Léon (Québec Amérique) was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in 2016. Delphie Côté-Lacroix lives in Montréal.

Where to find our best books

If you’re looking for our best books, visit our partners’ websites to find out where to get them.

The Centre for Equitable Library AccessChapters IndigoApple Books RakutenKoboLes librairesNational Network for Equitable Library Service

Media Partners

The Canada Council wishes to thank its media partners, which help it promote Canadian literature. Read exclusive interviews in Maclean’s and L’actualité to get reading suggestions from past GGBooks winners.

CBC Radio-CanadaMacleans logoL'actualité