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Tundra author Francis Chalifour was born and raised in Quebec and now lives in Toronto, where he teaches grades seven and eight. He has a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in the influence of the mourning process on children’s learning. Chalifour has been writing for most of his life. His first published work was the French novel Zoom Papaye. His first novel in English was After, which was shortlisted for a Governor General’s award. He has contributed articles to The Walrus, Maclean’s, Le Devoir, La Presse, and Professionally Speaking. Chalifour has also hosted a radio program and worked for TFO/TVO.  



book cover After
Written by Francis Chalifour

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-705-0 (0-88776-705-2) | October 2005 | 9.99

Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text)


Fifteen-year-old Francis’s father has committed suicide and nothing will be the same again. Suicide is ugly, unglamorous, and it is never a solution. Its aftermath is dreadful.

At first, Francis feels a terrible guilt. Could he have been a better son? What... [read more]

book cover After
Written by Francis Chalifour

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-054-3 (1-77049-054-X) | May 2009 | 9.99

Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text)


Fifteen-year-old Francis’s father has committed suicide and nothing will be the same again. Suicide is ugly, unglamorous, and it is never a solution. Its aftermath is dreadful.

At first, Francis feels a terrible guilt. Could he have been a better son? What... [read more]

book cover Call Me Mimi
Written by Francis Chalifour

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-823-1 (0-88776-823-7) | October 2008 | 14.99

Mimi loves flowers, crystal chandeliers, kittens, Céline Dion’s voice, the color pink, swaths of satin, the Queen of England, and chocolate. Far, far too much chocolate. She craves beauty and her own overweight self is emphatically not beautiful, at least in her own eyes. And despite her size, she doesn’t feel... [read more]

book cover Call Me Mimi
Written by Francis Chalifour

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Parents; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-010-9 (1-77049-010-8) | June 2009 | 9.99

Mimi loves flowers, crystal chandeliers, kittens, Céline Dion’s voice, the color pink, swaths of satin, the Queen of England, and chocolate. Far, far too much chocolate. She craves beauty and her own overweight self is emphatically not beautiful, at least in her own eyes. And despite her size, she doesn’t feel... [read more]

book cover Le Fils du pendu
Written by Francis Chalifour

Trade Paperback | Livres Toundra | Foreign Language Study - French; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-0-88776-795-1 (0-88776-795-8) | September 2006 | 9.99

Fifteen-year-old Francis’s father has committed suicide and nothing will be the same again. Suicide is ugly, unglamorous, and it is never a solution. Its aftermath is dreadful.

At first, Francis feels a terrible guilt. Could he have been a better son? What if he hadn’t left his home in Montreal to... [read more]

book cover Le Fils du pendu
Written by Francis Chalifour

eBook | Livres Toundra | Foreign Language Study - French; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Death & Dying; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-009-3 (1-77049-009-4) | March 2013 | 6.99

Fifteen-year-old Francis’s father has committed suicide and nothing will be the same again. Suicide is ugly, unglamorous, and it is never a solution. Its aftermath is dreadful.

At first, Francis feels a terrible guilt. Could he have been a better son? What if he hadn’t left his home in Montreal to... [read more]

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