Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Dimensions:7.5in x 5 x 0.4 in | 240 gr
Page Count:224 pages
Anna Kerz's first book, The Mealworm Diaries, was shortlisted for many awards, including a Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. In her spare time, she tells stories to audiences of all ages and teaches students how to tell stories of their own. She lives in Scarborough, Ontario, with her husband, Frank, and their dog, Bailey.
"[A] lively, detailed novel...The immigration drama will hold readers." - Booklist
"A realistic novel that shows the trauma of adjustment to a new culture. The Gnome's Eye also contains mythical, magical elements that give it an added dimension…Highly recommended." - CM Magazine
"Kerz provides a fresh take on...immigrant motifs in a well-shaped plot...Kerz does a particularly nice job of indicating that the characters are not speaking English." - Quill & Quire
"This immigration story…presents itself through a strong first-person voice deft in creating an empathetic and engaging response in middle grade readers. Both laughter and genuine concern will be evident through Theresa's imaginative storytelling and descriptive narrative." - School Library Journal
"A charming fish out of water story with sharply imaginative elements that children nine to 12 will enjoy." - January Magazine
"Sensitively written…Highly recommend[ed]." - Canadian Children's Book News
"A believable first-person narrative told through the eyes of an impressionable, imaginative child…This family interests the reader, and learning about a different time and place is intriguing. Recommended." - Library Media Connection
"A touching story of immigration through the eyes of a young girl...Sensitive and fast-paced, this well-written novel will capture the reader's interest on many levels." - Resource Links
"An excellent book for anyone interested in the struggles of an immigrant." - Puget Sound Council
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