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Pia's Plans
By (author): Alice Kuipers
9781459823785 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance North America Sep 22, 2020 Print Run: 6000
$10.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5 x 7.5 x 0.25 in | 200 gr 112 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
Everything has to go exactly as planned.

Ever since her parents got divorced, Pia has worked hard to make sure everything in her life is Perfect, with a capital P. But everything keeps going wrong. She and her sister get into a fight. Pia falls down the stairs and hurts her ankle. She spills chocolate milk all over her lucky outfit. She accidentally studied for the wrong test. And her best friend still isn’t speaking to her since she got mad at him for throwing her a surprise birthday party. Now Pia has a big race this afternoon and she’s pretending her ankle is fine. But she has to win the race. She has to!

Key Selling Points
  • A girl tries to cope with her parents’ divorce by controlling everything she can.
  • This book examines the serious issue of perfectionism in a lighthearted manner.
  • Many kids today mask their anxiety with control mechanisms.
  • Alice Kuipers has written many novels for readers of all ages, including the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book-winning The Worst Thing She Ever Did (HarperCollins).
  • The author herself suffered from crippling anxiety at a young age.
  • New, enhanced features (dyslexia-friendly font, cream paper, larger trim size) to increase reading accessibility for dyslexic and other striving readers.

Alice Kuipers is the author of more than 10 books for young readers, including the Arthur Ellis Award winner, The Worst Thing She Ever Did (HarperCollins) and World's Worst Parrot in the Orca Currents line. Her work has been published in dozens of countries and has also been made into plays and produced for radio. She lives with her family in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

“Simple vocabulary, short chapters, and quick pacing make this slice-of-life story a great high-interest, low–reading level option for struggling readers.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A solid example of a high-interest low-reading-level book done well. This novel has heart...New enhanced print features, such as a dyslexia-friendly font, increased spacing between words and lines, and cream-coloured paper to minimize contrast, are all effective in improving reading accessibility for striving readers.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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