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Kids' Books From PEI and New Brunswick

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The Summer of the Marco Polo

The Summer of the Marco Polo

by Lynn Manuel
illustrated by Kasia Charko
edition:eBook

"In the summer of 1883 a famous clipper ship ran aground off the coast of Prince Edward Island near the home of a young girl named Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud, who became one of Canada's most beloved writers, wrote about the grand adventure in her journals and reflected on it years later in her notebooks. The town of Cavendish was transformed by the presence of the crew, and the ship's captain stayed with Lucy Maud and her strait-laced grandparents. Lynn Manuel has taken Lucy Maud's memories …

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A Friend Like Zilla

A Friend Like Zilla

edition:Paperback

Nobby meets Zilla, who is developmentally disabled, while on holiday. But Uncle Chad is prejudice towards Zilla. Attitudes change when Uncle Chad gets hurt and Zilla comes to the rescue.

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The Ghost of Northumberland Strait

The Ghost of Northumberland Strait

edition:Paperback

The last thing thirteen-year-old Charly expects to do is embark on an adventure when she, her mother and sister Nikki move to PEI to live with Grammie after her parents’ divorce. But the day Charly and her friends break into the abandoned, weather-greyed house on Northumberland Strait, she becomes fascinated by its history and the presence she feels in and around the premises. Charly returns to the O’Leary house alone, compelled by the notion that someone inhabits that house still. As she en …

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Lobster in my Pocket 2nd edition

Lobster in my Pocket 2nd edition

illustrated by Brenda Jones
by Deirdre Kessler
edition:Paperback
tagged : marine life

This Maritime classic tells the magical story of Lee,
alonely girl in a coastal fishing village. One day she
meets Lucky, a talking lobster trapped in a crate on
the wharf. Lee sets Lucky free, and the two become
friends. When Lee falls into the ocean during a terrible
storm, Lucky shows how much he cares about her!
Now in a new, full-colour edition, Lobster in my Pocket is
a joyful tale of friendship that will delight readers of all ages.

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Chung Lee Loves Lobsters

Chung Lee Loves Lobsters

edition:Paperback
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Mr. Chung Lee is a retired restaurant cook who buys one lobster a month with his old age pension cheque, takes the lobster to the seashore, and releases it into the sea. This book, a PEI favourite, was originally published in 1992 by Annick Press, but it has since gone out-of-print. New illustrations and fresh text will make it a favourite for a new generation of Islanders. This story won the L. M. Montgomery Children's Literature Award in 1990.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

edition:Paperback
tagged : classics

L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is one of the best-known and most enduringly popular novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1908, it has never been out of print, and it continues, nearly a century after its first appearance, to appeal to new readers in many locations around the world. Anne of Green Gables is the story of how a little girl, adopted from an orphan asylum by a brother and sister seeking a boy to help them on their Prince Edward Island farm, grows to responsible …

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Dreamtime

edition:Hardcover

The soothing rhythms and sounds of the words of this story will work their magic on children at bedtime. Written by award-winning author Deirdre Kessler and illustrated by the talented young artist Christina Patterson, this book evokes a quiet nighttime in Prince Edward Island–a perfect going-to-bed story. Dreamtimeis sure to be a classic of the 21st century.

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True Meaning of Crumbfest

illustrated by Dale McNevin
by David Weale
edition:Paperback

"Winner of the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature; over 17,000 copies in print; animated Christmas special on TELETOON, with the spin-off series Eckhart

The True Meaning of Crumbfest is the story of a curious little mouse named Ekhart, who sets off to discover the truth about that most abundant time of year called ""Crumbfest,"" when bounteous crumbs miraculously appear in the old Prince Edward Island farmhouse in which he lives. Much anthologized — particularly by CBC Radio’ …

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