9780670069408HardcoverJUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7On Sale Date: January 03, 2017
$18.99 CAD5.7 x 8.5 x 0.7 in | 192 pagesCarton Quantity: 12Canadian Rights: YPuffin Canada
Who knew grade six music could be so scary? For kids who love The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Dork Diaries comes a hilarious new entry into funny middle-grade novels.
Jay Roberts loves hockey. He's good at it. He also loves his hockey hero, Bobby Orr, considered a legend by Jay's grandfather. In fact, even though they may bicker, when it comes to the Bruins, the whole family agrees that they are the team to root for. When it comes to hockey, Jay's a team player, but there's one person who seems determined to make life hard for Jay: his classmate and fellow team member, Mick Bartlet. It's a good thing Jay can usually stickhandle his way out of his bullying. But something else is determined to make Jay's life difficult, something far harder for Jay to play: the saxophone.
Sixth grade just became a whole lot more challenging ...
KARA KOOTSTRA is the author of the Canadian top-selling picture book, The Boy in Number Four. She has always been a hockey fan. A graduate of the University of Windsor, she lives in Windsor, Ontario, with her husband, Kyle, and their two children.
Hackmatack ChildrenÂ’s Choice Book Award 2018, Short-listed Rocky Mountain Book Award 2019, Nominated
PRAISE FOR Jay Versus the Saxaphone of Doom:
"[T]his story has the buoyancy of a life preserver, and humor’s sprinkled around like salt on an icy sidewalk." --Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Dork Diaries will enjoy this story of grade six gone awry as experienced by the funny and endearing Jay Roberts." --CM Magazine
"This is a very funny, exciting book . . ." --Owl Kids Magazine
PRAISE FOR The Boy in Number Four:
"This picture book will inspire children in grades K - 3 about the strength, the determination and commitment it takes to make a dream come true. Highly recommended for classrooms, biography discussions, beginning research on a famous person, discussions of character and goal setting." --Resource Links
9781101918050HardcoverJUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2On Sale Date: February 14, 2017
$22.99 CAD9.27 x 10.25 x 0.35 in | 32 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
Marthe Jocelyn is back with another clever concept book to follow Hannah’s Collections, Ones and Twos and Where Do You Look? This time, she tackles counting and categories.
Sam’s things are in a heap. Time to tidy up! He starts to organize his things, but quickly runs into trouble. He can make a pile of black and white things. But the penguin also belongs in the things with wings pile. He can make a pile of rocks. But the round rock also belongs in the round things pile. How will he ever sort his 100 things? Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam’s surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story.
Toronto-born MARTHE JOCELYN is the award-winning author and illustrator of over twenty books, including Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book and What We Hide. Her picture book Hannah’s Collections was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Her novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Marthe is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work.
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"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"In her inimitable way, [Jocelyn's] created (yet another) book that satisfies both simple and sophisticated readings." --The Toronto Star
"Marthe Jocelyn takes a fun look at categories and counting in this very cleverly conceived story. Kids will delight in the cut-paper images of everything from a zipper pull to a robot, and Sam’s surprising solution makes for a tidy end to this unique story." --The Children's Book Review
"A decided 5 stars." --Reviews in Chalk
PRAISE FOR Ones and Twos:
"This delightful concept book brings visual literacy to the forefront . . . The simple descriptive verses . . . are spot-on to reinforce images of numeracy, sorting, paring, common-object recognition, and the daily lives of young children. The charming collages are the stars of the show and will inspire curiosity." --Starred Review, School Library Journal
"Sophisticated and yet endearingly simple, Ones and Twos can be enjoyed by both very young children and the adults who read it with them." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire
"Marthe Jocelyn's text is perfect in its simplicity, the short phrases and vocabulary just right for toddler audiences, while the rhythm and rhyme are spot-on . . . a visual feast of colors, patterns and textures." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
9780143192374PaperbackYOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7, Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7On Sale Date: January 03, 2017
$13.99 CAD5.1 x 8 x 0.8 in | 272 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Canadian Rights: YRazorbill Canada
Jane Austen meets Arthur Conan Doyle in a historical fiction debut for fans of Ruta Sepetys and Elizabeth Wein.
Born into an affluent family, Leo outwardly seems like a typical daughter of English privilege in the 1870s: she lives with her wealthy married sister Christabel, and lacks for neither dresses nor trinkets. But Leo has a crippling speech impediment that makes it difficult for her to speak but curiously allows her to mimic other people's voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her "Mad Miss Mimic" behind her back... and watch as she unintentionally scares off every potential suitor. Only the impossibly handsome Mr. Thornfax seems interested in Leo...but why? And does he have a connection to the mysterious Black Glove group that has London in its terrifying grasp? Trapped in a city under siege by terror attacks and gripped by opium fever, where doctors (including her brother-in-law) race to patent an injectable formula, Leo must search for truth in increasingly dangerous situations - but to do so, she must first find her voice.
Sarah Henstra is a professor of English at Ryerson University, where she teaches courses in Gothic Literature, Fairy Tales & Fantasy, and Women in Fiction. Some of her best story ideas come from class discussions. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two sons, and a poodle named Nora. Mad Miss Mimic is her first novel.
9781101918371PaperbackJUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7On Sale Date: January 03, 2017
$11.99 CAD5.25 x 7.69 x 0.7 in | 288 pagesCarton Quantity: 48Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
Now in paperback! This stark and commercial survival story is a modern-day Hatchet.
Less than 48 hours after twelve-year-old Chris casts off on a trip to sail down the Alaskan coast with his uncle, their boat sinks. The only survivors are Chris and a boy named Frank, who hates Chris immediately. Chris and Frank have no radio, no flares, no food. Suddenly, they've got to find a way to forage, fish and scavenge supplies from the shore. Chris likes the company of a curious friendly raven more than he likes the prickly Frank. But the boys have to get along if they want to survive.
Because as the days get colder, and the salmon migration ends, survival will take more than sheer force of will. There in the wilderness of Kodiak, they discover a bond they didn't expect, and through it, the compassion and teamwork that might truly be the path to rescue.
IAIN LAWRENCE grew up moving all over Canada with his family. He's worked in logging, fishing, and even as a forest fire fighter, before studying journalism in Vancouver and working at newspapers for ten years. Today, he lives in the Gulf Islands with his companion, Kristin, and their dog and cat. He is the author of fifteen books for young readers, including this one, and has received many accolades, including the Governor General's Award and the California Young Reader Medal. He invites you to visit him online at www.iainlawrence.com. The author lives in Gabriola Island, British Columbia.
"The skeleton tree and a bear that seems to stalk the characters give the story a dark and foreboding tone. This is not a typical survival tale . . . the focus is on the rocky and evolving relationship between the two boys. Though Frank is cruel and Chris is innocent, readers come to understand that each boy is much more than he appears. . ." --Starred Rview, School Library Journal
"Fans of Hatchet and Lord of the Flies will be drawn to this harrowing survival story from Lawrence (The Winter Pony), which offers psychological suspense and action in equal measure. The boys' exploration of rugged territory and the mysterious 'skeleton tree' with coffins in its branches neatly parallels their individual quests to make sense of recent losses and the lives they have left behind." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"Unsettling and compelling, a gripping, evocative read." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"Lawrence's firsthand knowledge of his setting brings lush, exhilarating vibrancy to this excellent survival story." --The Toronto Star
"Readers will anxiously be turning pages to see who survives. With great action and a twist at the end, this book will appeal to mature readers ages 10 to 12." --The Calgary Herald
9781101918937PaperbackJUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7On Sale Date: January 03, 2017
$13.99 CAD5.5 x 7.87 x 0.9 in | 336 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
Now in paperback. From two of Canada's most renowned children's authors comes a hilarious, action-packed comic adventure novel!
When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD RUSH TRAIN. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly, astounded to see the girl who was just yelling at him inside the comic. Fascinated, he follows Addy into the bathroom, and the adventure begins ...
Is there a personality conflict? Oh, yes. Addy wants to go home; Wylder wants to stay and explore the world of Viminy Crowe's comic book. Do things go wrong? You bet they do, from the very start, when Addy loses her pet rat, Catnip, and almost gets shot by a Red Rider. All the while the actual comic book story is going on around them. The train carries a fortune from the Yukon goldfields, and both dashing Flynn Goster (hero of a thousand disguises and thief extraordinaire) and villainous Professor Aldous Lickpenny (criminal genius, aided by malevolent robots but somewhat hampered by doltish nephew Nevins) have plans to steal the gold. There's romance too -- Flynn's old flame, the brilliant aviatrix, Isadora Fortuna, is traveling across Canada with her balloon, and her strangely familiar protégée Nelly Day. Addy and Wylder navigate the story with the aid of the comic book itself. Every page turn sends them to a different setting, from the Banff Springs Hotel to an alligator-wrestling arena in Florida. But when they finally find a portal back to the real world, catastrophe follows ... A hilarious thrill-ride of a story that will have kids laughing and on the edge of their seats with every turn of the page.
MARTHE JOCELYN has written or made pictures for nearly thirty children's books. Her most recent books include the YA novel What We Hide (winner of the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award) and the picture book Where Do You Look? She was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. Her middle grade novel Mable Riley won the inaugural TD Children's Literature Award, and her picture book Hannah's Collections was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Illustration.
RICHARD SCRIMGER is the award-winning author of sixteen books for children and adults. His works have been translated in many languages and have been critically acclaimed around the world. His first children's novel, The Nose from Jupiter, won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie's Book Award. His novel From Charlie's Point of View was a CLA Honor Book, and was chosen as one of the "Best of the Best" by the Chicago Public Library. Richard's latest, Ink Me, is part of the Seven series of linked YA novels.
"This wholly imagined fantasy is well–fleshed out and keeps the pages flying with its extremely clever story within a story . . . A thrilling and imaginative reminder that adventure and magic can be found anywhere, especially where one least expects it." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"The numerous black-and-white comic panels help bring the story to life for traditional and graphic novel fans, also bridging the two settings and the story-within-a-story narrative structure. Comic geeks or not, many are likely to enjoy this humorous and action-packed adventure." --School Library Journal
"The mix and match of the comic book with a story book is a unique approach to children’s literature. . . . The sheer imagination of the authors wins the attention of the reader with this page turner . . . Highly recommended for recreational reading, genre study, discussion groups. An excellent addition to a school or classroom library." --Resource Links "[A] well-paced, entertaining adventure story in which comics play an integral role. In fact, Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book celebrates the genre in a way that hasn’t been done in children’s lit before: by combining the format of a novel with that of a comic strip and housing it between two hard covers for the enjoyment of youngsters everywhere." --The Montreal Gazette
9781770497962PaperbackJUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3, Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3On Sale Date: January 10, 2017
$9.50 CAD8 x 9.97 x 0.16 in | 32 pagesCarton Quantity: 72Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
Now in paperback. Meet Frank Zamboni, whose determination and persistence led to his invention of the now-famous Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine.
When Frank Zamboni, along with his brother and cousin, opened their own skating rink in 1940 in Paramount, California, it could take an hour and a half for a crew to resurface the ice. They had to level the surface by shaving down the pits and grooves with a tractor, remove the shavings, wash the ice and find a way to give the rink its shining finish. Skaters became exasperated with the wait, so Frank was determined to do something about it. Could he turn a ninety-minute job for five men into a ten-minute task for only one? Working in the shed behind his ice rink, Frank drew designs and built models of machines he hoped would do the job. For nine years, he worked on his invention, each model an improvement on the one before. Finally, in 1949, Frank tested the Model A, which "cleaned the ice in one sweep around the rink." The rest is history.
MONICA KULLING is a poet who has published over forty books for children, including picture books, adaptations of classic novels, and biographies. Known for introducing biography for children who are just learning to read, she has written about Harriet Tubman, Henry Ford, Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart, among others. Her award-winning Great Idea Series features biographies of inventors and their captivating inventions. She is also the author of Merci Mister Dash! and Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity. Visit her website at www.monicakulling.ca.
RENNÉ BENOIT is an acclaimed illustrator who grew up in Nepean, Ontario. She studied graphic design, but soon realized that her passion was for illustrating children's books. Her titles have won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. Her award nominations include the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, the Blue Spruce Award, and the Silver Birch Express Award. She is the illustrator of Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion by Jane Barclay. Visit her website at www.rennebenoit.ca.
"In Spic-and-Span, Monica Kulling tells Gilbreth's life story with warmth and clarity." --The Boston Globe
"This engaging picture-book biography details the many accomplishments of Lillian Gilbreth . . . creating context so that young readers can appreciate the extent of her contributions." --Booklist
PRAISE FOR Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion:
"The text is complemented beautifully with Benoit's artwork rendered in watercolours and gouache. The gentle wash of colours is soft and expressive . . . captures the ambience of a time, long ago. Highly Recommended." --CM Magazine
"Renné Benoit's subtle gouache and watercolour illustrations are perfectly attuned." --The Globe and Mail
9781101918821PaperbackJUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3, Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3On Sale Date: January 10, 2017
$9.50 CAD8.06 x 10 x 0.16 in | 32 pagesCarton Quantity: 72Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
Now in paperback. The inspirational story of African-American inventor Garrett Morgan, whose incredible safety hood became the forerunner to the gas mask that saved thousands of soldiers in the trenches of World War I.
The son of freed slaves, Garrett Morgan was determined to have a better life than laboring in the Kentucky fields with his parents and ten siblings. He began by sweeping floors in a clothing factory in Cleveland, Ohio, where he decided to invent a stronger belt for sewing machines. When he was promoted to sewing-machine repairman, Garrett was on his way. In 1911, 146 workers died in the shocking Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, so Garrett decided to invent a safety hood for firefighters. Little did he know that most people wouldn't be interested in buying his safety hood when they discovered its inventor was black. But an explosion that trapped workers in a tunnel under Lake Erie soon changed all that. Garrett's hoods were rushed to the scene and used to rescue as many men as possible. Developed further, Garrett's invention came to save thousands of soldiers from chlorine gas in the trenches of World War I.
MONICA KULLING is a poet who has published over forty books for children, including picture books, adaptations of classic novels, and biographies. Known for introducing biography to children who are just learning to read, she has written about Harriet Tubman, Henry Ford, Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart, among others. Her award-winning Great Idea Series features biographies of inventors and their captivating inventions. She is also the author of the hilarious Merci Mister Dash! and Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity. Visit her website at www.monicakulling.ca.
DAVID PARKINS is an award-winning illustrator of more than fifty books for children. After studying wildlife illustration in Wales and general illustration at the Lincoln College of Art, he became a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in The Guardian, the Toronto Star, Bloomberg Business Week, Nature, The Economist, and in the British children's comic The Beano. He does a regular editorial cartoon for the Globe and Mail and is the critically acclaimed illustrator of three other books in Monica Kulling's Great Idea Series: In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up, shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award in Children's Illustration, Going Up! Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top and Spic-and-Span! Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen.
"In clean, straightforward prose, Kulling explains how Knight's interest in and knack for machines was present even at a young age . . . the book focuses on Knight's invention of a paper bag-manufacturing machine and her legal fight to protect her creation after her idea was stolen." --Publishers Weekly
"Knight's achievements are illustrated in an affable caricature style that is one part David Catrow and one part David Small, highlighting Margaret's spunk and determination." --Booklist
"Kulling's lively text tells an inspiring story about this determined woman who 'never gave up without a fight.' David Parkins' charming illustrations are filled with carefully drawn period details and engaging humor. . . Don't miss this really excellent book that opens the door to a multitude of curricular uses." --Bookends, a Booklist Blog
9781101918203HardcoverJUVENILE FICTION / Readers Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5, Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5On Sale Date: January 10, 2017
$19.99 CAD5.5 x 7.56 x 0.48 in | 96 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
A classic story of imagination, friendship, adventure and speeding through the ocean in a cardboard box. For fans of Ivy & Bean, Judy Moody or Nate the Great.
Wolfie and Fly is an early chapter book at its simplest and best. Our heroine, Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for facts and reading. But friendship finds her in the form of Livingston Flott (Fly), the slightly weird and wordy boy from next door. Before she knows it, Wolfie is motoring through deep water with Fly as her second in command in a submarine made from a cardboard box.
Out on a solo swim to retrieve a baseball vital to the mission, Wolfie is finally by herself again, but for the first time, she finds it a little lonely. Maybe there is something to this friend thing...
CARY FAGAN is an award-winning author for children and adults. His kids' books include the popular Kaspar Snit novels, the two-volume Master Melville's Medicine Show, and the picture book Mr. Zinger's Hat, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Award. He has also won the Jewish Book Award and been shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award (five times), the Rocky Mountain Book Award (twice), the Hackmatack Award (twice), the Norma Fleck Award, the Shining Willow Award, and others. Cary lives in Toronto with his family.
ZOE SI a cartoonist, freelance illustrator and lawyer. She believes in the power of words, but also that wherever words fail, a mildly disparaging cartoon can usually succeed. Wolfie and Fly is Zoe's first book for kids. She lives and works in beautiful British Columbia.
SELECTION - CBC Books Most Anticipated Books of 2017 A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids pick
PRAISE FOR Wolfie and Fly:
"Fagan has lots of fun with the comedic contrast between Wolfie’s misanthropic tendencies and Fly’s enthusiasm . . . It’s a promising first outing for this memorable odd couple." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"This fun-filled early chapter book brims with personality as the curmudgeonly Renata opens herself up to friendship and new experiences. Lively illustrations capture the kids' imaginative antics, while the relatable story is accessibly written. Young readers will enthusiastically embrace this entertaining odd couple." --Starred Review, Booklist
"[A] classic story of imagination, friendship and adventure." --City Parent Magazine
"Renata is so lovable in her own way, and Livingston is such a cute character . . . I am already looking forward to more Wolfie and Fly's adventures." --Reviews in Chalk
PRAISE FOR Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas:
"Fagan has produced a lively tale of pirates, transatlantic voyages, and the usual heedless parents . . ." --Quill & Quire
". . . Fagan crafts a zany tale that kids (in the spirit of Jacob's doublespeak) will want to read at least twice. Petricic[s] line art complements the story's humor..." --Publishers Weekly
". . . this book has high adventure and black-and-white line drawings interspersed throughout." --School Library Journal
"Well supplied with comical sketches from Petricic, plus a supporting cast... the episode fits into the series nicely in both breathless pacing and Roald Dahl-style zaniness . . . it also fits nicely between the events of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang and Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur. Not too-too bad." --Kirkus Reviews
9781770497559HardcoverJUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2On Sale Date: January 24, 2017
$22.99 CAD8.78 x 10.3 x 0.41 in | 40 pagesCarton Quantity: 30Canadian Rights: YTundra Books
A sweet, whimsical tale that chronicles the journey of a chair as it changes hands and uses. Perfect for fans of The Good Little Book, Something for Nothing and Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House.
Boo's favorite chair is little and blue. He sits in it, reads in it and makes a tent around it...until the day he grows too big for it. His mother puts the little blue chair out on the lawn where a truck driver picks it up. The truck driver sells it to a lady in a junk store where it sits for many years until it's sold and put to use as a plant stand. In the years that follow, the little blue chair is used in many other ways -- on an elephant ride, in a contest, on a Ferris wheel, in a tree...until the day it flies away, borne aloft by balloons, and lands in a garden of daffodils where a familiar face finds it.
A charming, beautifully illustrated read-aloud that follows the adventures of a little chair, beginning as the seat of a small child who loves books and circling back to that child's child many years (and bottoms) later.
CARY FAGAN's kids' books include the popular Kaspar Snit novels, the two-volume Master Melville's Medicine Show and the picture books Thing-Thing, Ella May and the Wishing Stone and I Wish I Could Draw. Mr. Zinger's Hat, another of his picture books, was awarded the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Award. He recently won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People for his body of work. His books have been translated into nine languages. Cary is also the author of six novels and three story collections for adults. He was born and raised in Toronto, where he continues to live with his family.
Up-and-coming illustrator MADELINE KLOEPPER, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, brings wise-beyond-her-years illustrations full of sweetness and curiosity to her debut picture book. Madeline grew up in the lower mainland of British Columbia amidst a sea of humans and spent a few years in Vancouver; she has since migrated northward to Prince George. Her work is influenced by childhood, nostalgia and the relationships we forge with nature, no doubt inspired by her love of exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2018, Short-listed Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award 2018, Short-listed
PRAISE FOR Little Blue Chair:
"This is, at heart, a romantic story, one that makes a lovely case for finding value and utility in secondhand items, and for sharing them when they are no longer needed." --Publishers Weekly
"Madeline Kloepper works in a soothing, mute palette and her tender ink-and-pencil style is part Ruth Krauss and part Julie Morstad, with a vintage tinge. But Kloepper also infuses her style with several modern touches . . . The result is a very sweet little marriage between old and new, with magic officiating the ceremony." --Quill & Quire
"Canadian artist Madeline Kloepper beautifully enhances the picture book through her illustrations. The use of soft colours and lines featured in the illustrations on each page perfectly suit the pleasant story." --CM Magazine
"Madeline Kloepper's childlike ink and pencil artwork is thoroughly charming, and readers will love tracking the chair all the way back to its original owner, now grown up with a daughter of his own." --Shelf Awareness
"[Cary Fagan] knows how to weave a beautiful story . . . Charming and whimsical, this is a highly recommended read-aloud with perfectly matched illustrations." --City Parent Magazine
"Though there are many children’s books that depict the secret lives of treasured inanimate objects, it’s the richly imagined scenes that bring this story to life. Newcomer Madeline Kloepper’s detailed illustrations are the perfect accompaniments to picture-book veteran Cary Fagan’s narrative." --The Globe and Mail
9780143187547PaperbackYOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7, Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7On Sale Date: January 24, 2017
$12.99 CAD5.2 x 8.23 x 0.7 in | 336 pagesCarton Quantity: 24Canadian Rights: YRazorbill Canada
Now in paperback, the final book in Eric Walters' explosive Rule of Three trilogy!
After the shocking personal attack on Herb and Adam, the citizens of the fortified neighborhood of Eden Mills are realizing their worst fears: while the power remains off, desperation will grow, leading to more violence. And now it's personal. The rogue militaristic group they had hoped to have vanquished is not only back, but has a new leader, one who is seeking revenge on the neighborhood--especially on Adam. In preparation for an attack they know is coming, the committee members make new alliances and grow in strength, but Adam knows it's up to him to dig down deep within himself, to think like the enemy--to become the enemy--in order to save his family, his neighborhood, and himself.
ERIC WALTERS is one of Canada's best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. His books have won over 100 awards, including eleven separate children's choice awards, and have been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, and is the founder of Creation of Hope, a charity that provides care for orphans in the Mbooni district of Kenya.
"Rule of Three maintains a realistic and frightening look at what happens when technology is lost and modern society begins to fall apart." --School Library Journal
"The Rule of Three is a tense, smart, can't-put-it-down YA thriller about the collapse of society." --The National Post
"This book makes The Walking Dead look like a walk in the park." --Alexander Gordon Smith, author of The Fury
PRAISE FOR Fight for Power:
"The philosophical questions and killer ending will prime readers for the next book." --Kirkus Reviews
"Will take the reader from horrific chaos, to moments of calm, to occasional jubilation, and even to devastating loss. I can only advise you to hold fast because the ride is a bumpy one but the journey that Eric Walters takes us on is worth it." --CanLit for Little Canadians