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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Ezzie's Emerald

by (author) Kathleen McDonnell

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Nov 1990
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Bullying
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    Publish Date
    Nov 1990
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1990
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 10


Ezzie has good friends and a loving family. But sometimes schoolmates tease her, and no matter how much she tries to ignore their taunts, she loses her temper. However, she redeems herself with a selfless act of courage.

About the author

Kathleen McDonnell grew up in Chicago, but has lived in Canada for all of her adult life and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction and YA fiction. She's also written more than a dozen plays, many of which have had award-winning productions in Canada and the United States. As befits a passionate swimmer, McDonnell lives on Toronto Island; a unique, vibrant, mostly car-free community a ten-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto where she and her life partner Alec raised their two daughters, Martha and Ivy.


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