"These "First Novels" must be one of the most difficult genres to write. To fit all the necessary elements into this 62 page format demands a unique skill. Then the translation from French, with its idiosyncrasies, into English with its quirks makes these stories a marvel. the plots are refreshingly unique and offer early readers a variety as they develop their solo reading confidence." (Canadian Review of Materials
"This story flows and is easy to read aloud. Words such as "insinuating" and "pathetic" are used in ways that will develop vocabulary. The subject matter of this book is light and fun." (Canadian Review of Materials
About the Author
LOUISE LEBLANC is an award-winning novelist and children\s writer. A native of Montreal she worked as a teacher a model an actress and a dancer before establishing her full-time writing career in 1985. Her Maddie
books have appeared in French English Spanish and Danish editions.'
MARIE-LOUISE GAY has won awards, including the Governor General\s Award for her children\'s book illustrations.'