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A Porcupine in a Pine Tree

A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

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list price: $16.99
edition:Hardcover
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published: Oct 2010
ISBN:9780545986632
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A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters populate these Twelve Days of Christmas!

Christmas, as only Canadians can celebrate! Where else do Mounties frolic, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling, and hockey players mark the season as lords-a-leaping?

This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek re-setting of the popular Christmas carol is the perfect gift for Canadians new and old, young and young-at-heart.

About the Authors
Helaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than seventy books for children and young adults. For more information, visit www.helainebecker.com.
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Helaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than seventy books for children and young adults. For more information, visit www.helainebecker.com.
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Contributor Notes

HELAINE BECKER is also the author of another retelling of a classic, The Haunted House That Jack Built and The Hilarious History of Hockey, also published by Scholastic this fall. She lives in Toronto, ON.

WERNER ZIMMERMANN is a well-known illustrator whose works include the Farmer Joe series, Snow Day!, The Pirates of Captain McKee, and Listen, Said the Donkey. He was nominated twice for the Governor General's Award, and he and Jean Little won the Mr. Christie's Award for Pippin the Christmas Pig. Werner lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Awards
  • Commended, Today's Parent 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
Editorial Review

Praise for A Porcupine in a Pine Tree:

Globe and Mail Bestseller
CBC Bestseller
Quill & Quire Bestseller
CBA Besteller
Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Picture Book of the Year, 2011
Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2011
CBC Children's Book Pick, 2011
OLA Best Bets, 2010
Resource Links, Year's Best 2010

"It's virtually impossible to resist singing along." -Quill and Quire

"[Porcupine] tops my list of favourites . . . a fine gift for all ages." -The Montreal Gazette

"A super-serving of Canadiana in perfect time for the holidays . . . quite irresistible." -CM Magazine

"This is Canadiana Christmas at its best- it's impossible not to sing or laugh along." -Canadian Bookseller Magazine

"The classic holiday book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree is made all the more sweet with cozy cuddle and a soft stuffie that's just the right size for wee hands." -Canadian Family

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A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas

A hilarious cast of distinctively Canadian characters celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s totally unique, eh? Where else do Mounties munch on donuts, squirrels enjoy a fine game of curling and hockey players mark the season as leafs-a-leaping?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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