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Anna's Pet

by Margaret Atwood & Joyce Barkhouse, illustrated by Ann Blades

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published: Jan 1980
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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 is known internationally for her award-winning novels, poetry, and short stories. She was born in Ottawa in 1939, and spent much of her childhood in northern Ontario and Quebec. She has lived, studied, and worked in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, Alliston, and Boston, as well as England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, and Germany.
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ANN BLADES, internationally-known Canadian children\s author and illustrator won the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians Book of the Year Award in 1972 for Mary of Mile 18. In 1978 she was the winner of the Canada Council Award for Children''s Literature for A Salmon for Simon.
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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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Contributor Notes

MARGARET ATWOOD, poet, novelist, critic and winner of the Governor-General's Award, published her first children's story, Up in the Tree, in 1978. 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. ANN BLADES, internationally-known Canadian children's author and illustrator, won the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians Book of the Year Award in 1972 for Mary of Mile 18. In 1978 she was the winner of the Canada Council Award for Children's Literature, for A Salmon for Simon.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Reading age:
3 to 8
Editorial Reviews

Originally published in 1979 and 1980 as part of the "Kids of Canada" series, Six Darn Cows and Anna's Pet have both been long out of print. Now these two Canadian classics have been repackaged for a new generation of beginning readers....these two titles are perfect for children almost ready for chapter books. They also have nostalgic appeal for many parents as well. Highly Recommended. Linda Ludke is a librarian in London, ON.

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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

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