Albert's Quiet Quest

Albert's Quiet Quest

Albert just wants to read his book in peace . . . why won't his friends give him some quiet? A delightful picture book about finding alone time from an internationally acclaimed illustrator. There are so many distractions in Albert's Mile End neighborhood, what's a book-loving introvert to do? Desperate for a quiet place to read, Albert storms out to the alley behind his Albert just wants to read his book in peace . . . why won't his friends give him some quiet? A delightful picture book a...

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Title:Albert's Quiet Quest
Author:Isabelle Arsenault
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Albert's Quiet Quest
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Albert's Quiet Quest Reviews

  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 14, 2019
    The second Mile End Kids Story written and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, the first being The Lost Pet, Albert's Quiet Quest is on the surface just a story about a kid who wants it quiet enough to read. He goes outside to do that, to be alone. When he gets outside he sees a paintin...
  • Allie
    Jun 29, 2019
    Isabelle Arsenault is my favorite illustrator and this book is lovely. It builds kind of like Leave Me Alone! or My Very Own Space, but I like the ending with all the neighborhood kids coming together to read quietly. ...
  • Molly
    Jun 15, 2019
    This beautifully illustrated story of a young boy trying to find a quiet space to read will speak to readers and introverts everywhere. I really enjoyed it. ...
  • Tasha
    Aug 05, 2019
    In this second book in the Mile End Kids series, Albert is looking for a quiet place to read. His house is way too noisy, so he heads to the alley behind his house. There he notices a painting of the sea at sunset and imagines he is reading on a quiet beach. But the alley starts to get...
  • Barbara
    Dec 28, 2019
    Oh, my! How I can relate to Albert's need for peace and quiet so that he can indulge in his favorite pastime--reading a book. In search of silence, he leaves his noisy house behind and heads for the beach. After all, he can relax by the water and look at the horizon while reading. But ...
  • Diane
    Oct 01, 2019
    Sometimes you just need some quiet time. Albert is no exception, so he leaves his noisy house behind and finds a quiet spot to read. But his friends keep showing up to disturb his serenity. They can?t quite understand why Albert doesn?t want to get involved in their play. ?Quiet!...
  • MaryLibrarianOH
    Jun 20, 2019
    Albert just wants a quiet place to read but the neighbor kids want him to play. ...
  • Read  Ribbet
    Aug 20, 2019
    Albert's Quiet Quest is a quest to find a quiet place to read. His initial success is thwarted as more friends find him and provide distractions. Once he lets his friends know his intent, they join him in a similar effort. It would be a great read aloud to generate a discussion with yo...
  • Ms.Gaye
    Mar 09, 2019
    Albert wants a little quiet time to sit and read but it's hard to find with so many active children surrounding him and asking him to join them in their own pursuits. He finally decides that enough is enough...and that's when they decide that maybe Albert has a good idea. The impressi...
  • Billie
    Feb 05, 2019
    I am Albert. Albert is me. ...
  • La Coccinelle
    Apr 03, 2019
    Sometimes peace and quiet can be elusive. That's what Albert discovers when he goes out to the alley to read his book. Actually, he's just sitting there, daydreaming about reading on a beach. But as each of his friends comes along and starts to do their own activities, even his imagina...
  • Jana
    Jan 16, 2020
    Albert's house is so noisy, he goes outside with his book to find some peace and quiet. Out in the alley behind his home, he finds a way to get lost in an abandoned painting of a sunny beach and begins to breathe a little easier. Little by little, his friends and neighbors find him and...
  • Amy Layton
    Jan 03, 2020
    With Arsenault's usual knack for color, imagery, and storytelling,Albert's Quiet Quest shows the beauty in being quiet in a group, where everyone does their own thing separately yet together. It's appreciative and celebratory of time spent wisely and intentionally, and it's perfect for...
  • William Stanger
    Jun 17, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing in return for an honest review. This is a cute little picture book about a young boy, Albert, who just wants to find some peace and quiet to read. I know how he feels! This book illustrates well the value of both reading and frie...
  • Etienne
    Apr 01, 2019
    Amazing illustrations. I really loved the art! The story itself is also quite good. A message and praise for quietness and tranquility, which is really right on my personal taste. But I the same time I have mixed feelings about the fact the the kid try to impose his wish to everybody.....
  • Karrie
    May 26, 2019
    Finding a quiet place to read is difficult for everyone, but Albert finds a great one. Then one by one friends come and cause a commotion, leading Albert to an outburst. The outburst causes a happy ending. ...
  • Lisa
    Nov 17, 2019
    I'm pretty sure this is a great book, but it didn't work right now either for my kids or me. I love the idea of the plot, all the space there is to discuss what is happening, and the illustrations, so I have no idea why it fell flat - except that I'm pretty sure it's me and not the boo...
  • Beatrice
    Jan 12, 2020
    I usually don?t add children?s books in my goodreads reading challenge but it was on my physical tbr shelf and I?m only adding physical tbr books to my goodreads challenge count in an attempt to track if I?m reducing that number down. It?s a cute children?s book. The art...
  • Krista
    Nov 25, 2019
    Absolutely in LOVE with the illustrations. This book has such a cute premise and a warm ending; I really enjoyed it! ...
  • Jane
    Apr 09, 2019
    This little book just shot to the top of my favourite picks for 2019. I already knew I liked Isabelle Arsenault's illustrations -- I loved her work in Jane, the Fox, and Me -- but now she's on my *must read* list. To be honest, the first time I read through this book, I wasn't sure ...
  • Mathew
    Sep 19, 2019
    Albert?s Quiet Quest follows the latest adventures of Arsenault?s Mile End Kids series and has made me want to picked up the first: Colette?s Lost Pet. In this instalment, we find Albert, frustrated with the noise of his companions, in need of a quiet space. Heading outside he st...
  • Hilary
    May 28, 2019
    Beautiful illustrations in turquoise and orange tell of Albert's quest to find a quiet place to read his book. Going out to the back yard he finds an old picture of the beach and he imagines he is there, reading on the sand. Soon other children come out to play and Albert imagines them...
  • Brooklyn Cribdon (The Wild Library)
    Mar 12, 2019
    Isabelle Arsenault is back with another beautifully drawn story that I wish I could jump into. I love that there is a story about a introverted reader, and friends who recognize his need not to be alone, but to enjoy a quiet environment. The story was so wonderfully designed with alter...
  • Debbie Wright
    Oct 04, 2019
    Great illustrations. Albert seeks peace and quiet in order to read. His friends come to see the attraction of a good book and quite reading. ...
  • Nick Swarbrick
    Oct 04, 2019
    Charming and inventive, a narrative where the only words are in the dialogue between the children, this explores relationships, imagination and the role of quiet. A sort of ?Sign on Rosie?s Door? for a new generation? ...
  • Ellie Labbett
    Dec 30, 2019
    Poor Albert just wants to get some quiet and read a book, take himself away from his chaotic surroundings and image the sun on his face. Unfortuantely, the real world is not so kind, and continual interruptions leave Albert feeling less than impressed! Lovely humour and interaction b...
  • Steph Palmer
    Oct 07, 2019
    At first I thought Albert was a stroppy young boy, but as I continued to read I began to feel sorry for Albert as all he wanted to do was read in quiet. The illustrations in the book are wonderful and the use of speech bubbles can be very useful for children at showing them another way...
  • Cathy Taylor
    Oct 07, 2019
    Arsenault has written and illustrated a beautiful book, with limited dialogue and beautiful artwork. I really enjoyed her use of colour, not only in the beach scene, but also in the speech bubbles. It is very important to talk about shared reading and how helpful it can be for child...
  • Khansa Baig
    Nov 07, 2019
    Young Albert is looking through Mile End for a quiet place to read a book. In the alley, Albert finds a discarded painting of an ocean sunset and pulls up a chair in front of it for quiet reading and contemplation. The page turn gives way to a wordless double-page spread of Albert sitt...
  • Abigail
    Jun 07, 2019
    Seeking out a quiet spot where he can read, the eponymous Albert finds that when all of his neighborhood friends begin to arrive, the peace is slowly destroyed. Eventually he loses his temper, shouting at the other children and (seemingly) driving them away. Fortunately, they like book...