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A Handful of Time

by Kit Pearson

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When Patricia's mother sends her to her cousins' cottage for the summer, Patricia doesn't want to go. She doesn't know her cousins at all, and she's never been good at camping or canoeing, let alone making new friends.

When she arrives at the cottage, her worst fears come true: her cousin Kelly teases her; Aunt Ginnie and Uncle Doug feel sorry for her. She doesn't fit in. Then Patricia discovers an old watch hidden under a floorboard. When she winds it, she finds herself taken back in time to the summer when her own mother was twelve ...

About the Author
Kit Pearson est née à Edmonton, en Alberta. Elle a grandi à Edmonton, puis à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Après avoir fréquenté l’Université de l’Alberta et l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, Kit a travaillé pendant dix ans en Ontario et en Colombie-Britannique comme bibliothécaire pour enfants. Elle a eu envie d’écrire pour les enfants après avoir fréquenté le Centre d’études sur la littérature pour enfants du collège Simmons, à Boston, au Massachusetts. Ses livres ont été publiés dans plusieurs pays et ont remporté de nombreux prix, incluant le prix du Gouverneur général et le prix d’excellence littéraire du lieutenant-gouverneur de la Colombie-Britannique. Elle habite à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, avec sa partenaire Katherine Farris et leurs deux chiens, Piper et Brio.
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Contributor Notes

Kit Pearson worked as a librarian for many years before publishing her first novel, The Daring Game (1986). She went on to write the linked novels The Sky Is Falling (1989), Looking at the Moon (1991), and The Lights Go On Again (1993), published in 1999 as The Guests of War trilogy, and Awake and Dreaming (1996), which won the Governor General’s Award. Pearson lives in Victoria, close to Ross Bay Cemetery, one of the settings in Awake and Dreaming .

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8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7

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