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Children's Fiction Friendship

Marilou Cries Wolf

by (author) Raymond Plante

illustrated by Marie-Claude Favreau

translated by Sarah Cummins

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Aug 2002
Friendship, Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2002
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 9


Marilou is bored: her house is boring, her room is boring, her chair is boring. Her friends can't come out to play and her dad is busy tinkering with an old radio. There isn't even anything on TV.
So Marilou picks up the phone and plays a prankjust to break her boredom. But one prank leads to another, and another, and another, and then to a whole lot of trouble. Finally, though, when Marilou has to be serious and brave, she manages to put the pranks behind her, surprising everyone including herself.
Marilou Cries Wolf is the story of a young prankster who learns there are times that it's important to be serious.

About the authors

Raymond Plante has published over 32 award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. He has also written for radio and television. He lives in Montréal, Québec, dividing his time between writing and teaching at L'Université du Québec à Montréal.

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MARIE-CLAUDE FAVREAU contributes to children\s magazines and illustrates books while she raises her own two children.'

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

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