The author from Sainte-Perpétue presents an innovation with an expanded first novel
The author from Sainte-Perpétue in L’Islet, with the help of her daughter, signs a children’s book that offers an impressive experience combining literature and augmented reality.
Carolyn Chouinard, who now lives in Lévis, has published more than fifty novels for readers aged 6 to 15. Since her daughter Lora Boisvert was 13 years old, they have co-authored books. As the latter is now 23 years old and graduated in multimedia, the two authors decided to start creating a book and an application, a concept that offers a different reading experience.
“Augmented reality brings several possibilities. Illustrations can be seen 360° from all angles. We can also hear the sounds of the characters. We also added puzzles, and you have to read the book to solve them, like opening a chest, for example,” summarized Carolyn Chouinard.
Novel a sea robber it is intended for ages nine and up and immerses the reader in the heart of the legendary pirate city.
Thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the authors developed this new concept. The novel (paper) was written by Carolyn, while Lora developed the accompanying reading app.
Attract young people
“I visit a lot of schools and I know that some young people don’t like to read, others do. It’s a way to get them with a different proposition. I adapted the writing with the additions, but it should also be said that you don’t have to go to the app to read the book,” she emphasized.
To publish the publication, the authors created Éditions AppLit. It is also the name of the download application. The novel sells for a bit more because of its dual purpose, at $25. It took mother and daughter two years of work to complete this project. The second volume is under preparation.
Bandits des mers is now available on their website: editionsapplit.com