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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Maddie Needs Her Own Life

by (author) Louise Leblanc

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

translated by Sarah Cummins

Publisher
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2001
Category
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Humorous Stories, Emotions & Feelings, Peer Pressure
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887805516
    Publish Date
    Nov 2001
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887805509
    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price
    $5.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459500099
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $4.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 5 to 10

Description

Maddie is bored. She's bored at home, bored with chores and her screaming baby sister. She bored at school, bored with her teacher and her too-perfect friend Clementine. So when she's offered a chance to hang out with a new crowd, she jumps at it.
Her new friends are older, tougher and, it seems, smarter: they have a plan to raise enough money to go see their favourite band's concert. The plan soon goes bad, however, and Maddie finds herself in danger of being called a thief. Until, that is, "too-perfect" Clementine arrives to save the day.
Maddie Needs Her Own Life is the story of a girl whose impulsiveness threatens to lead her into real trouble, and of the friend who draws her back.

About the authors

LOUISE LEBLANC is an award-winning novelist and children\s writer. A native of Montreal she worked as a teacher a model an actress and a dancer before establishing her full-time writing career in 1985. Her Maddie books have appeared in French English Spanish and Danish editions.'

Louise Leblanc'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

Sarah Cummins' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

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