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Kids Can Press Spring 2018

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    9781554536351 Hardback, Picture book, , $18.95 CAD
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: J Lexile measure: AD410L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA US Not for sale in: ROW
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date:Apr 03, 2018 Carton Quantity:114 $8.99 CAD
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In the Tree House
By (author): Andrew Larsen Illustrated by: Dusan Petricic
9781525300172 Paperback, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men Apr 03, 2018
$8.99 CAD
Forthcoming 10 x 8 x 0.13 in | 0.3 lb 32 pages Kids Can Press
Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2014, Short-listed Book of the Year 2013: Books for Young People, Quill & Quire 2013, Winner Shining Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award 2014, Short-listed Jean Throop Book Award, Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE 2014, Winner Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee 2014, Winner TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, CBC Fan Choice Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards 2014, Winner
As this enchanting picture book begins, a young boy is fondly remembering last summer, when his dad built an awesome tree house in their backyard. “My brother and I spent most of that summer in the tree house. It was the best summer ever.” Sadly, everything has changed this year. His brother is now “too busy with his friends” to come to the tree house at all. But then one night the power unexpectedly goes out while the young boy is there by himself, and he's treated to an amazing view of his neighborhood, blanketed in darkness and lit only by the stars. And then, just as unexpectedly, his brother appears, wanting to join him, to savor the magic of the night. Author Andrew Larsen has created a fantasy-inducing (what child doesn't pine for a house in a tree?) and emotionally satisfying story that young children will want to revisit again and again. His unique use of the first person to tell the story along with his simple, spare style evocatively relates the feelings the young boy has toward his special corner of the world and his older brother, without being overly mushy. The emotional poignancy is further enhanced by Duýan Petricic's expressive and detailed artwork. This book makes a great resource for lessons on community, siblings or growing up. Separately, this book could also be used for classroom discussions about the environmental issues connected to the rate and severity of blackouts in recent years.

Andrew Larsen is the acclaimed author of such books as Goodnight, Hockey Fans, A Squiggly Story, The Not-So-Faraway Adventure, In the Tree House and The Imaginary Garden. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Du?an Petri?i? is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

... cheerily illustrated ... this picture book captures ... the thrill of brotherly camaraderie ... - The Wall Street Journal

The layout of this small, oblong picture book is attractive, and the story is pleasant. - School Library Journal

Heartfelt and subtle. - Booklist

Larsen's text is full of delights, simple sensory details that capture a mood. ... To these crisply written words, Petricic brings his own rich dimension of narrative and character. - Quill & Quire, Starred Review

The powerful story is made more so by the expressive illustrations of masterful Serbian-Canadian artist Duýan Petricic. - Quill & Quire

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