Alison Hughes is an award-winning author of many books for children and young adults, including Hit the Ground Running, a nominee for the Governor General's Literary Award. Alison is a university Writing Advisor, volunteers with children and literacy groups and gives frequent workshops and presentations at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences across Canada. She lives in Edmonton with her family.
Key Selling Points
Hyper-organized perfectionist Beatrice More is determined to plan a spectacularly birthday party for her little sister but she is foiled at every turn.
Gentle lesson on letting-go of perfectionism, and that celebrations are more about the people you are celebrating than the decorations, cake etc.
Second title in the Beatrice More series, following Beatrice More Moves In (2015)
Orca Echoes are at-level early chapters books for ages 7 to 9 with b/w illustrations
Bestselling author of Lost in the Backyard (2015) and most recently Hide and Shriek (2018)
Marketing and Promotional Points
Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade
Digital and print ARCs available
Blog and social media promotion
"Beatrice is quirky and familiar, with well-meaning parents…An appealing family story with a sincere and goodhearted protagonist." - Kirkus Reviews
"Good lessons for kids who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, or the ability to adapt to changing circumstances…Would serve as a good bridge from picture books to longer narratives for children learning to read independently…A great addition to any school library or personal collection. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
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