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Owlkids Books Fall 2018 Frontlist

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    Lexile measure: 500L Guided Reading Level: L Reading Recovery Level: 19
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA US Not for sale in: ROW
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to:CA Availability: In stock Carton Quantity:44
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Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief
By (author): Cathon
9781771473293 Hardcover English, Translated from: French Juvenile: Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (CAN) from K - 4, Grade (US) from K - 4 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Aug 15, 2018
$18.95 CAD
Forthcoming 7.5 x 9.5 x 0.38 in | 336 gr 48 pages Color illustrations throughout Owlkids Books
A Junior Library Guild Selection 2018
A duo of strawberry-sized sleuths cracks a case in this cute and lively picture book with graphic novel touches

It’s a beautiful day in the garden when Poppy and her panda friend, Sam, hear a commotion. Their friend Basil—who has always been known for his elegance—is in tears, because somebody nibbled his leaves last night!

Poppy puts her detective skills to work, with help from Sam, and together they set out to find the culprit. They start by interviewing the insects, but Ms. Honeybee, Madame Ladybug, and Mr. Bumblebee all have contradictory suspicions of their own. So Poppy and Sam test some creative methods to catch the vandal red-handed. After a few misadventures, they find the remorseful nibbler—and Basil helps him understand that everything tastes better when it is freely offered.

Illustrated with charming details and lots of kid appeal, this is an easy-to-read graphic novel with friendly characters and a suspenseful story line.

CATHON left Québec City in 2010 to study visual arts and media at the
Université du Québec à Montréal. Since then, she has devoted herself to
comics and illustration. Cathon now publishes picture books and comics
with Pow Pow, La Pastèque, Comme des géants, Bayard, and Courte Échelle.
She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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“An appealing whodunit about friendship and community, great for fans of comics.” - Kirkus Reviews

“The episodic narrative breaks it down into easily digestible chunks, and the large panels, clearly drawn action, and ample white space around the words make this particularly well suited to newly independent readers.” - Booklist

"Told in comic book-style speech bubbles, Cathon’s whimsical illustrations will delight young readers." - School Library Connection

"The setting is enchanting and the resolution delightful. Children will build reading skills, and they’ll soon be asking for the next Poppy and Sam story." - School Library Journal

“Young readers will enjoy this comic-book style storybook.” - Canadian Review of Materials

"A great choice for young readers who may not have read graphic novels before." - Resource Links

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