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Children's Fiction Siblings

Iggy's World

by (author) Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2019
Category
Siblings, Insects, Spiders, etc., Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459821392
    Publish Date
    Aug 2019
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459821415
    Publish Date
    Aug 2019
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Fourteen-year-old Iggy comes from a famous family. Well, sort of.

His dad directs a cheesy sci-fi Web series, his mom writes for it, and his sister has a successful YouTube channel. Iggy doesn’t have the acting bug, so he feels like an outsider. Wanting to prove himself, Iggy starts his own podcast about what interests him: insects. But it’s not until Iggy embarrasses his famous sister on air that his podcast really takes off. He’s thrilled with his own success, until she fires back. Now it’s all-out war.

Iggy’s World is an exploration of the age-old problem artists face: when we find inspiration from our real lives, what will our friends and family think? And, of course, just how much of our private lives do we really want to reveal online?

About the author

Gail Anderson-Dargatz, whose fictional style has been coined as "Pacific Northwest Gothic" by the Boston Globe, has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages. A Recipe for Bees and The Cure For Death By Lightning were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure For Death By Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. A Rhinestone Button was a national bestseller in Canada and her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. Her most recent novel, The Spawning Grounds, released in fall 2016, was again a bestseller. After nearly a decade of teaching within the Optional-Residency MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia, Gail now mentors writers around the world through her own on-line forums. She lives in the Shuswap, the landscape found in so much of her writing.

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Awards
  • Commended, JLG Gold Standard Selection

Editorial Reviews

“This is a realistic book that students in grade 3-5 will relate to with regards to sibling rivalry. This book would be a very good addition to a school library.”

Must Read Literature: K thru YA

Iggy’s World is about family and also fitting in. It also looks at the meaning of true friendship and what a friend can look like. A good read. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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