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Aunt Fred is a Witch

by (author) Rachna Gilmore

illustrated by Chum McLeod

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Aug 1991
Category
General, Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780929005232
    Publish Date
    Aug 1991
    List Price
    $5.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
  • Reading age: 5 to 8

Description

Leila is about to spend a weekend with her Aunt Fred, whom everyone says is a witch. When the adults leave, Aunt Fred puts on a wild outfit and scoops Leila up onto her motorcycle. After a spectacular day, Leila forgets that Aunt Fred is supposed to be a witch. But a bedtime drink makes her wonder… is Aunt Fred trying to hex her?

About the authors

Rachna Gilmore is the critically acclaimed Governor General's Award winning author of numerous books with multiple honours and awards. Her publications include picture books, early readers, middle grade and young adult novels, as well as adult fiction. Her books are sold internationally with translations in French, Danish, German, Korean, Dutch, Spanish, Urdu, Bengali, Chinese as well as several other languages.
Rachna's fantasy novel, The Sower of Tales, won the National Chapter IODE Violet Downey Book Award, and was nominated for the Red Maple Award and the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award. Her YA novel, A Group of One, (published by Henry Holt, and now available in paperback in Canada, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside) received a Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor citation and was included in the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age list.
A student of life, Rachna loves to explore the ideas that spark and seize her imagination, as well as to play with words. She calls the process of creating books plarking - work, she says, is too tedious and grinding a word to describe the delight of the creative process, and play doesn't quite convey the real time and effort that goes into completing a book, whereas plarking covers it all, especially as it also reflects the joy and song of larking about.
Born in India, Rachna has lived in London, England, Prince Edward Island, and now lives in Ottawa. A skilled and experienced presenter, Rachna loves to share her enthusiasm for reading and writing; she has given readings and workshops in schools, libraries and conferences across the country as well as internationally.
Website: www.rachnagilmore.ca.

 

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Chum McLeod is the illustrator of Business In Bangkok, Belfry Bat the Scaredy Cat, and Aunt Fred is a Witch. She lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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