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Maddie Wants Music

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

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humorous stories, emotions & feelings
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published: Sep 2011
ISBN:9781459500167
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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Sarah Cummins

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 has come a long way since she failed art class in the third grade. The author and/or illustrator of over sixty books for children, she has captured the imaginations of children and their parents with her whimsical cartoons and beloved characters like Stella and Sam, Caramba and Henry, and Princess Pistachio. In 2013 Marie-Louise was award the Claude Aubry Award, which is presented by IBBY Canada for distinguished service within the field of children's literature.
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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

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

— Quill & Quire

"Just right for young readers."

— Today's Parent

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

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

— Canadian Materials

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