Author(s): Johanne Mercier
I'm Arthur, and I'm seven. In the summer, I really like staying with my grandparents by Picket Lake, but in the winter I can get a bit bored. This year, it was even colder and icier that normal. Grandpa told me all about the time he won a medal in the Great Crossing of Picket Lake. Then Cousin Eugene an idea. But ice-skating was harder than it looked. Arthur is a seven-year-old boy who is brilliant at being a seven-year-old-boy. When Arthur visits his grandparents' house by the lake, more often than not, he becomes entangled in a new adventure, which he must solve with the help of his pet duck and useless dog ? and hopefully without too much help from eccentric Cousin Eugene. These are witty stories full of understated humour and populated by quirky yet recognisable characters, and narrated by Arthur who has the rational worldview that comes exclusively from being seven-years-old.