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Children's Fiction Siblings

Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise

Candlewick Sparks

by (author) James Howe

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

Publisher
Candlewick Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2007
Category
Siblings, Chapter Books
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780763636401
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $6
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780763624057
    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $22.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780763666392
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $6.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4

Description

"Published in beginning-reader format, this gentle story will appeal to children’s compassion as well as their sense of humor." — BOOKLIST

Houndsley is sad. Not because it’s raining or because there are holes in his sweater, but because he doesn’t know when his birthday is. And now Catina is sad, too. But friends are good at cheering each other up, and Houndsley and Catina are the best of friends. So it won’t be long before they each discover, in a most surprising way, how a first-rate friend can brighten even the saddest days.

About the authors

James Howe's profile page

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has achieved international acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won many awards, including two Governor General’s awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Any Questions? and Short Stories for Little Monsters. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

Marie-Louise Gay's profile page

Other titles by James Howe

Other titles by Marie-Louise Gay