Lune d'érable (Maple Moon) is a children's picture book that tells a fictionalized story about the origin of maple sugar. The story is set in the past before the coming of the Europeans. In a Mississauga village near Rice Lake, a young handicapped boy endures a difficult life. During a time of hunger, the villagers cannot find enough food. So the young boy goes away into the woods to be alone. He rests beside a maple tree. After he acknowledges the tree, he sees a red squirrel doing something interesting.