Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 10
- Grade: 1 to 5
- Reading age: 5 to 10
Maddie's not happy with the start of the new school year--she's got a new teacher with an eagle-eye, and her rival Patrick wants to take over her gang. Big, tough Patrick challenges Maddie to a fight. Maddie knows she can't win that way, so she talks to her grandmother, who suggests she challenge Patrick--to an election.
When their try at democracy falls apart, Patrick suggests a contest with a very risky goal. Soon Maddie finds herself in very deep trouble, and her grandmother is the only one who can get her out of it.
Maddie in Trouble is the story of a girl who learns to do the right thing, the hard way.
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.'
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
"This is the seventh instalment in the Maddie series by award-winning author, Louise Leblanc. Every Maddie story has a moral lining, and Leblanc is very good at getting her message across while making readers laugh. Comical black-and-white line drawings complement the text perfectly. Highly recommended."
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