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Dancing Through the Snow

by Jean Little

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Ten-year-old Min has had a long history of foster care since being abandoned in a public washroom at age three. When Min is dumped by her latest foster mother just before Christmas, Jess Hart, a former Children's Aid doctor who knows Min and sees past her hardened shell, decides to take her home for a couple of weeks to see how the two of them get along. Jess has long had thoughts of becoming Min's official foster mother, or even adopting her. On their way to find a Christmas tree, Min finds a young dog that's near death and brings it home. As the dog's timidness and distrust of people begins to lessen, Min realizes how much she has herself been "walling" people out. Min starts to open up, makes some new friends and even stands up to her old nemesis, the bullying and taunting Laird. This is a story of an abandoned dog helping an abandoned girl open her heart and let in a new family. Jean Little's incredible gift for portraying emotion and creating real people on the page shines in this touching novel.

About the Author

Jean Little

Born in Taiwan, celebrated children's author Jean Little grew up in Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in English. A member of the Order of Canada, Little has received six honorary degrees and was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and have won numerous awards, including a Canada Council Children's Literature Award (now known as the Governor General's Literary Award, a CLA Book of the Year, the Little, Brown Children's Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award.
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Jean Little is one of the world's best-loved writers for children. She is the author of Listen, Said the Donkey and the Mr. Christie Award winner Pippin the Christmas Pig, as well as the CLA Book of the Year Award winner Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door, and the CLA Honour book Dear Canada: Brothers Far from Home. She currently resides in Guelph, Ontario.

Awards
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets

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Dancing Through the Snow

After living with four foster families, Min’s not surprised to be back at Children’s Aid the week before Christmas. She wishes for a miracle and finds an injured dog that needs one, too. Can an abandoned dog help an abandoned girl open her heart and let in a new family?

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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