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Fatima and the Clementine Thieves

by Mireille Messier, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
published: June 2017
ISBN:9780889955295
publisher: Red Deer Press
Description

One morning, Fatima and her grandfather wake up to find their clementine orchard savagely ransacked.
Who could be doing this?
How can the culprits be stopped?

A little girl faces an ENORMOUS problem. Luckily, Fatima has powerful friends: the spiders!

About the Authors
Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based award-winning children's writer with a background in broadcasting and theater. Before becoming an author, Mireille worked as a television and radio host, a scriptwriter, a book reviewer and a voice actress. Sometimes she still does those things. Since the launch of her first book in 2003, Mireille has published over twenty books, some in French, others in English, for children of all ages. Her titles have been nominated for the Shining Willow, Blue Spruce and Governor General's Awards. Mireille lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband, two wonderful daughters, three fluffy cats and over a hundred goldfish. For more information, visit mireille.ca.
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Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based award-winning children's writer with a background in broadcasting and theater. Before becoming an author, Mireille worked as a television and radio host, a scriptwriter, a book reviewer and a voice actress. Sometimes she still does those things. Since the launch of her first book in 2003, Mireille has published over twenty books, some in French, others in English, for children of all ages. Her titles have been nominated for the Shining Willow, Blue Spruce and Governor General's Awards. Mireille lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband, two wonderful daughters, three fluffy cats and over a hundred goldfish. For more information, visit mireille.ca.
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Contributor Notes

Mireille Messier
A bilingual writer, screenwriter and voice-over artist. She has published many books for children and is a collaborator on several television and online projects for youth. She lives in Toronto.

Gabrielle Grimard
As a youngster Gabrielle kept drawing, often to the despair of her teachers! But it was a way for her to stay focused. This experience enabled her to study Fine Arts at Concordia and UQAM, Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 100
Grade:
p to 17
Editorial Review

"Beautifully accented watercolors from Gabrielle Grimard add to the allure with exotically detailed textiles, landscapes, and architecture. Inspired by the African proverb of the elephants and spiderwebs, Fatima and her friends prove that by working together, even little things can have a big impact."
Foreword Reviews

"Illustrations by Grimard are gorgeous, mostly in warm hues of orange, brown, and blue, with expressive faces and hardly any specific ethnic touches."
Kirkus Reviews

"The most impressive aspect of the book is, without doubt, the gorgeous illustration work done by Gabrielle Grimard. Using a mixed palette of both earth and jewel tones, the pictures often jump off the page, offering a textured glimpse of Fatima's life on the clementine orchard. Many of Grimard's detailed illustrations accurately evoke the emotions on the page, providing readers with a greater means of connection and empathy with the title character. In conclusion, Fatima and the Clementine Thieves is a beautifully illustrated picture book that tells the story of how a small young girl with an impressively quick mind is able to solve a difficult problem without the use of violence — a resolution that even the adults around her are unable to come to.
CM Magazine

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