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Maddie Wants Music

by Louise Leblanc, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, translated by Sarah Cummins

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humorous stories, emotions & feelings
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published: Jan 1993
ISBN:9780887802195
Description

Maddie's parents never let her do what she wants. One day she wanted to listen to her music, but her parents had opera screeching through the house full-blast. She figures that if she gets a walkman she can listen to what she wants, when she wants to--but walkmans cost a lot of money.

She has a little money, but not enough. Her brother Alexander has plenty of money, so she thinks she might "borrow" some without telling him. When a gang of tough guys threatens her at her family yard sale, however, she learns a lesson about what this sort of borrowing really means. At the same time, she learns how important her family really is to her.

Maddie Wants Music is a story that shows how what we think we want can lead us to what we really need.

About the Authors

Louise Leblanc

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.'
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Marie-Louise Gay

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has won awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her children's book illustrations.
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Sarah Cummins

MARIE-LOUISE GAY has won awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her children's book illustrations.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 10
Grade:
1 to 5
Reading age:
5 to 10
Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Editorial Reviews

"A very satisfying transition for newly independent readers moving from picture to chapter books!"

— Canadian Materials

Louise Leblanc's prose style is vigorous and humorous. The text appears in large typeface with plenty of italics and uppercase letters for emphasis. Black-and-white illustrations are provided by the award-winning children's book illustrator, Marie-Louise Gay. Recommended.

— Children's Book Review Annual

"Just right for young readers."

— Today's Parent

"The narrative is finely constructed, engaging and easy to follow."

— Quill & Quire

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