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 ho Albert just wants to read his book in peace . . . why won't his friends give him some quiet? A delightful picture boo...

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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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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. ...
  • Ashley
    Jul 31, 2019
    A cool imagination story with a forgiving end. Set in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood. Recommended for kids who need quiet time sometimes, kids who like to daydream and hate being interrupted, and kids who interrupt. ...
  • 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...
  • Kelly
    Jul 24, 2019
    This is how I feel when I want to read. ...
  • 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...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Jul 11, 2019
    Albert wants to quietly read, but his friends want to play. Lovely contrasting illustrations. ...
  • 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...
  • Maeve
    Jun 20, 2019
    My life story. ...
  • Kyra
    Jul 08, 2019
    I feel seen. ...
  • 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...
  • Great Books
    Jun 07, 2019
    Albert is just trying to find a quiet place to read his book. Instead he discovers a beach painting and gets immersed into its beautiful scene. A delightful book with minimal words, would be great for art exploration. Reviewer: 7 ...
  • Lynn  Davidson
    Jul 31, 2019
    Albert finds a peaceful place to read his book, but one by one his friends find him. His space gets busier and noisier until he makes it well-known that he wants quiet! His friends all leave, temporarily. Cute story. Expressive illustrations. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Mills College Library
    Aug 01, 2019
    Picture A781a 2019 ...
  • Ireadkidsbooks
    Jun 27, 2019
    Albert just wants to read his book in peace. At first he folds the interruptions into his storyline, but when his friends' noise becomes too much for him, Albert snaps. Will Albert succeed in his quest for quiet? Love Arsenault's palates, always, and this turquoise and orange little...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
    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...
  • Annese
    Jun 19, 2019
    This is me! I just want to read. ...
  • Dina
    Aug 17, 2019
    Anyone who likes to read will enjoy this book because reading is what the main character wants to do. ...
  • Y.Poston
    Aug 11, 2019
    simply beautiful! ...
  • 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...
  • Amanda Piccirillo
    Jun 07, 2019
    Albert is just trying to find a quiet place to read his book. Instead he discovers a beach painting and gets immersed into its beautiful scene. A delightful book with minimal words, would be great for art exploration. ...
  • Sarah Hoppe
    Aug 21, 2019
    A wonderful book, with a simple concept told in a fresh way. I love the urban setting and the sparse color palette. We can all relate to Albert, and to his noisy neighbors. ...