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Children's Fiction General

A Funny Sort of Minister

by (author) Dominique Demers

illustrated by Tony Ross

Publisher
Alma
Initial publish date
Jan 2020
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781846884566
    Publish Date
    Jan 2020
    List Price
    $13.5

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6

Description

At a train station on her way to meet her friends Marie and Leo to recover her pet rock, Madame Charlotte accidentally picks up the Prime Minister's elephant-hide bag instead of her own. As it contains important documents and the politician is due to make an important speech on children's education, Miss Charlotte – hoping that she might get a ministerial job out of this – embarks on a quest to track him down.
Along the way, Miss Charlotte cannot help making speeches on behalf of the country's leader and putting her own original twist on his boring children's policy, while attracting at the same time the attentions of the media and the secret service.

About the authors

Dominique Demers is a professional communicator. She worked as a journalist for L'actualité, as a teacher at the University of Quebec at Montreal, and as literary critic for Le Devoir, before becoming an author, speaker, and scriptwriter. She has written more than 30 children's books and also writes for adults. She has been nominated four times for the Governor General's Literary Awards. She was the honorary president of the Salon du livre de Montréal for three years and, since the fall of 2003, she has starred on Radio-Canada's programme Dominique raconte, where she reads books to young children.

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