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Children's Fiction Toys, Dolls, Puppets

Gemma and the Giant Girl

by (author) Sara O'Leary

illustrated by Marie Lafrance

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Category
Toys, Dolls, Puppets, General, Size & Shape
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780735263673
    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price
    $22.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

An exquisite new picture book from the author of the beloved This Is Sadie about a little doll whose worldview is about to get a whole lot bigger.

Gemma has always lived in a very nice little house, always slept in the same room and always worn the same clothes. A doll in an old forgotten dollhouse, Gemma wonders if she will ever grow up, but her parents tell her she will always be their little girl. Until, one day, the dollhouse is opened by a GIANT, and Gemma's whole life changes. New things are introduced into the little house -- and Gemma finally has an opportunity to leave what's familiar and see the enormous world beyond.

A story that evokes children's classics, Gemma and the Giant Girl is a gorgeously illustrated and poignant tale of what it feels like to be small in a big world and how even the smallest among us can take charge of our own destinies.

About the authors

 

Sara O'Leary est auteure de livres pour adultes et pour enfants. Parmi ses oeuvres les plus connues, la série à succès Henry et les albums This is Sadie, illustré par Julie Morstad et You Are One, illustré par Karen Klassen. Diplômée du programme de création littéraire de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique, elle a enseigné la scénarisation et l'écriture pour enfants à l'Université Concordia.

 

Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books and This Is Sadie, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

Sara O'Leary's profile page

 

Marie Lafrance est née à Québec. Après des études en graphisme et un long séjour aux États-Unis, elle décide de se consacrer à l'illustration. Ses œuvres lui ont valu des nominations au prix du Gouverneur général et elle a remporté le Prix Ruth et Sylvia Schwartz de littérature jeunesse pour le livre Une poule pour Izzy Pippik qu'elle a illustré. Marie vit à Montréal.

 

Marie Lafrance is a French Canadian illustrator of many books including Une poule pour Izzy Pippik and Bunny, cheval de guerre. Her work has been nominated twice for a Governor General's award. Marie now primarily works on picture books, using her warm and gently humorous illustrations to delight and entertain children of all ages. She lives in Montreal.

Marie Lafrance's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"In this cozy, domestic setting, O’Leary explores what happens as the mind takes in new information that expands one’s world." —Publishers Weekly

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