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Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time

Candlewick Sparks

by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

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publisher: Candlewick Press
Description

The creators of the E. B. White Read Aloud winner HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA offer a charming sequel about taking time out from the hustle and bustle.

The first snow of winter has fallen, and Houndsley is very happy, as he loves the quiet time. Catina does not like the quiet time, however, and she does not enjoy being snowed in. What about all her plans for the day? What if their evening concert has to be canceled? With a bit of pretending, a few books and board games, a flourish of creativity, and some time to dream, Houndsley helps Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the snowy day, wherever it might take them.

About the Authors

James Howe

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Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature 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 Short Stories for Little Monsters and Mustafa. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

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Contributor Notes

James Howe is the author of the first two books about Houndsley and Catina. He has written more than seventy books for young readers, including the much-lauded BUNNICULA and its sequels. He lives in Yonkers, New York.

Marie-Louise Gay is the illustrator of HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA and its sequels, as well as the author and illustrator of many other award-winning
children’s books, including RAINY DAY MAGIC and the Stella and Sam series. She lives in Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 9
Grade:
k to 4
Editorial Review

Gentle, whimsical humor.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

These endearing characters shine in this gentle and reflective read.
—Kirkus Reviews

Delicate watercolors capture the delight of a wintry day, and Howe’s on-target portrayal of friends who get along despite bumps along the way make this special.
—Booklist

Read this with a beginning reader before that first beautiful and sometimes frustrating snow day.
—Chicago Tribune

A good book for a child beginning to read chapter books and has some good ideas for activities for children stuck indoors.
—San Antonio ExpressNews

Watercolor vignettes of cozy domestic interiors give way to expansive snowy vistas... third entry in a series that calls to mind the enduring friendship between Arnold Lobel’s famous Frog and Toad
—Washington Post

Gentle story…watercolor vignettes…third entry in a series that calls to mind the enduring friendship between Arnold Lobel’s famous Frog and Toad.
—Washington Post Book World

Watercolor illustrations beautifully complement the story’s peaceful mood. This book reminds kids and parents alike of the joy to be found in quietly dreaming.
—Washington Parent

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