Children of My Heart

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Children of My Heart is a novel by Gabrielle Roy, published in 1977. The novel, Roy's last published work of fiction, was originally published in French as Ces enfants de ma vie.

The novel's protagonist is "Gabrielle Roy", a young teacher in a 1930s Prairie town. Based on Roy's own experiences as a teacher, the novel focuses on Gabrielle Roy's relationship with her students.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The novel won the 1977 Governor General's Award for French language fiction. Its English translation was selected for inclusion in the 2007 edition of Canada Reads, where it was championed by journalist Denise Bombardier. It was, however, the first book voted out of the competition by the panelists.

Children of My Heart
Directed by Keith Ross Leckie
Produced by Phyllis Laing
Mary Young Leckie
Written by novel Gabrielle Roy
screenplay Keith Ross Leckie
Starring Geneviève Désilets
Yani Gellman
Music by Robert Carli
Cinematography Michael McMurray
Edited by Ralph Brunjes
Distributed by Alliance Atlantis Communications
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Country Canada
Language English

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

The novel was adapted into a television film in 2000. Directed by Keith Ross Leckie, the film starred Geneviève Désilets, Geneviève Bujold and Michael Moriarty.

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