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Stories and Music For All Eyes and Ears!

La Montagne secrète, and its English imprint The Secret Mountain, has published more than 50 titles in English, French and Spanish, presently distributed throughout North America and French-speaking Europe.

Our award-winning Canadian children’s press, established in 2000, has always focused on creating innovative content that highlights collaborative efforts between authors, musicians and illustrators from around the globe. More recently, we also began developing enhanced e-books that continue to combine words and pictures with songs for children.

Our diverse catalog of critically-acclaimed albums blending music, oral traditions, literature and visual arts is comprised of Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winners Down from the Sea Hotel (by Greg Brown, from the USA), Blue and Red Make Purple (by Jennifer Gasoi, from Canada), A Duck in New York City (by Connie Kaldor, from Canada) and Songs from the Baobab – Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from Africa (by Chantal Grosléziat, from France). We also received in 2007 the most prestigious award for children’s literature in Canada, “Le prix TD de littérature pour l’enfance et la jeunesse,” for the storybook – music CD Un cadeau pour Sophie (A Gift for Sophie) by celebrated Québécois author Gilles Vigneault.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredibly talented authors, singers and musicians.  They include Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Bebel Gilberto, Martha Wainwright, Patrick Watson, Karen Young and Harry Manx, along with several popular artists from French-Canada and France such as Francis Cabrel, Georges Moustaki, Richard Desjardins, Robert Charlebois, Fred Pellerin, Ariane Moffatt and Lynda Lemay.  Publishing beautifully rendered artwork that engages the young reader and listener is at the heart of our program thanks to highly acclaimed illustrators like Stéphane Jorisch, Marie-Louise Gay, Marie Lafrance, Élise Gravel and Pierre Pratt.

Our Montreal-based boutique publishing house is staunchly independent, committed to creating inspired timeless content for children, with an original outlook that often borrows from the past.

We’re all about making stories and music for all eyes and ears!