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published: Oct 2008
ISBN:9781554690152

Meeting Miss 405

by Lois Peterson

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list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Oct 2008
ISBN:9781554690152
Description

Life is hard enough for Tansy with her depressed mom away indefinitely and her dad making a mess of things at home. But then Dad sends her down the hall to a wrinkly old babysitter named Miss Stella, who Tansy hates on sight. Miss Stella has a unique perspective on life, to say the least, but with the help of her best friend Parveen, Tansy gradually learns to manage all the changes in her life and make unexpected new friends in the process.

About the Author
Lois Peterson wrote short stories and articles for adults for twenty years before turning to writing for kids. She was born in England and has lived in Iraq, France and the United States. She now lives in Surrey, British Columbia, where she writes, reads and teaches creative writing to adults, teens and children. For more information, visit www.loispeterson.blog.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Diamond Willow Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Express Award nominee
  • Winner, Chocolate Lily
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection
Editorial Reviews

"Peterson manages to blend aspects of forming friendships with the most unexpected people and finding hope and strength within ourselves...A delight to read and highly recommended."

— Resource Links

"There are several storylines and themes that are skillfully intertwined in this novel... [and] the character of quirky Miss Stella is particularly unique and appealing."

— CM Magazine

"Excellent...This book would make a good class set."

— Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

"Full of thought-provoking issues, this was a novel I fully enjoyed."

— The Reading Zone blog

"Top notch... This is a wise purchase for a library that will make a good read-a-loud and will entertain the adult reading the book as well as the children listening. "

— Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

"Recommended."

— Tucson Unified School District

"A beautifully told tale that tackles some heavy topics...No condescending, oversimplified pabulum here."

— The Now Newspaper

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