Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 2 to 5
- Reading age: 6 to 9
When Fred gets a letter from his friend Lola, object of his secret crush, he is too excited to open the letter immediately. Unfortunately his cat Ric shreds the letter before Fred can read it and he cannot make sense of it when he tries to put it back together. His grandmother offers to help him unravel the mystery and puts his hopes and dreams back together.
This story of hope and perseverance is also one of quirky humour.
About the authors
MARIE-DANIELLE CROTEAU was born in Quebec's Eastern Townships and dreamed of travel and adventure from an early age. Educated in Communications and Art History, she has worked for Radio-Canada and Montreal's Musée des Beaux Arts. She has lived in Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, and France. She has written many books, for people of all ages.
Bruno St-Aubin est un des piliers de la littérature jeunesse de chez nous. Aux Éditions Scholastic, Bruno a illustré Gabi la ballerine, écrit par Joan Betty Stuchner ainsi que des livres à succès mettant en vedette l'adorable Nicolas. Il a aussi publié, à titre d'auteur-illustrateur, Le panache du grand Georges, une belle histoire sur l'amitié montrant une foule d'oiseaux de chez nous.
BRUNO ST-AUBIN is a graphic designer whose illustrations can be seen in school texts and books for children and young people.
"Bruno St-Aubin's illustrations are delightful and are perfect for a first novel..."
Canadian Review of Materials