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Children's Fiction Friendship

Captain Lilly and the New Girl

by (author) Brenda Bellingham

illustrated by Clarke MacDonald

Publisher
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2009
Category
Friendship, Emotions & Feelings, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887808579
    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887808555
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $5.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887801785
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 9

Description

Lilly is excited about playing with the community league girls' soccer team. When the new girl, Sara, joins the team, there is controversy over her headscarf caused by their competing team's coach. The Wolves band together and insist that if Sara can't play with her hijab, they will not play at all. Brenda Bellingham offers a deft but convincing resolution which reinforces the willingness of Lilly, her team and their opponents to be open and welcoming to children of diverse backgrounds.

About the authors

 

Brenda Bellingham
a été travailleuse sociale, enseignante et maman avant de se consacrer à
son métier d'auteure à plein temps. Brenda a écrit de nombreux livres pour
enfants dont Les dragons ne lisent pas de livres, avec Paul et
Lili, Storm Child, et sept livres dans la série Lilly.
Elle vit à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.

 

Brenda Bellingham is a mother and former school teacher who rediscovered writing in her late forties. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child, a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection, and several titles in the Lilly series. Brenda lives in Victoria, B.C.

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CLARKE MACDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Awards

  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre

Librarian Reviews

Captain Lilly and the New Girl (First Novels)

Lilly and her friends have joined a new soccer team, but when Annie gets hurt, the coach’s niece, Sara, takes her place. When Lilly’s team comes up against another team, the competing team’s coach doesn’t want to let Sara play because she’s wearing a hijab (headscarf). The soccer players, tired of listening to the adults argue, head off to have a game for fun, showing the adults what really matters.

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

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