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Children's Fiction Country Life

Anna's Pet

by (author) Margaret Atwood & Joyce Barkhouse

illustrated by Ann Blades

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1980
Category
Country Life, Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888622495
    Publish Date
    Jan 1980
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888629418
    Publish Date
    Jan 1980
    List Price
    $5.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552779651
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552777183
    Publish Date
    Jun 2011
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
  • Reading age: 3 to 8

Description

This volume in the Kids of Canada series follows a young city girl's exploration of the countryside, showing what she finds there.
Anna searches for a pet on her grandparent's farm: will it be a toad? A Worm? A Snake? Each choice she makes teaches her about these creatures and the world they inhabit and, ultimately, about herself.
In a charming and playful manner, Atwood and Barkhouse evoke the relationship between a child and the natural world.

About the authors


Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.
Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1970), The Handmaid's Tale (1983), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Atwood's dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003. The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short stories) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, part of the Massey Lecture series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009. Ms. Atwood's work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. In 2004 she co-invented the Long Pen TM.
Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson. 

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JOYCE BARKHOUSE is the author of many short stories and books for children, including Anna's Pet (written with Margaret Atwood), which was made into a puppet play and toured internationally, and The Witch of Port Lajoie, which has been translated in four languages. She received the Order of Nova Scotia and was made a Member of the Order of Canada for her children's books and work in literacy.

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Ann Blades is one of Canada’s leading illustrators. Her distinctive watercolors appear in many children’s books, including A Salmon for Simon, which won the Governor General’s Award for Illustration and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award; By the Sea: An Alphabet Book, which won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award; and A Dog Came, Too by Ainslie Manson. She is also the author and illustrator of Mary of Mile 18, for which she won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award. Ann returned to teaching in 2001 and now teaches kindergarten at an inner-city school in Surrey, British Columbia.

Ann Blades' profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Full page watercolour illustrations appear on every second page of this easy reader...will remind readers of the scenery in ."

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