Pepito's Tragic Destiny

Pepito's Tragic Destiny


Text & illustration: Catherine Lepage

Based on a tale by Pierre Lapointe


Pepito is different. But Margot likes him a lot. The candies he gives her are delicious. But the other students make fun of him and think him odd. Pepito is different, fundamentally different. It’s his secret, which makes him fragile.This fanciful story tells a story of bullying that rings all too true. And the consequences can be tragic.



  • This edition

    ISBN 978-2-924332-22-1

    Released on April 4th, 2016

    18 x 23 cm

    92 pages — Hardcover
    12+ years

  • Reviews

    “Here’s an author who does not underestimate readers and who refuses to simplify things, inviting us instead to imagine everything that composes the hero’s destiny.”

    Andrée Poulin, Campagne pour la lecture


    “By getting rid of the idea of a positive ending and staging the cruelty of the humankind, Lapointe and Lepage manage to represent some kind of horror with a bit of sweetness.”

    Marie Fradette, Le Devoir


    “Adults are sometimes reluctant to the idea of offering children readings that do not include a happy ending. That said, let's admit that the strength of this book relies in the fact that it precisely reveals consequences in their whole truth.”

    Tania Baladi, Les p'tits mots-dits

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