Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 13
- Grade: 2 to 7
- Reading age: 6 to 13
"What happens when a witch recites a secret spell over you late at night? A lot! For one thing, you could turn into a crow.
"At first I wasn't sure I wanted to be a crow. Then I realized it was great. I could fly, I could shout insults, I never had to take a bath. It's a good way to get even with bullies, the grouchy woman on the corner, and even the babysitter who never lets you watch TV. The only problem is: If all the witches in the city leave for a convention in New York, how do you get to be a kid again?"
Imaginative and very funny, with an English text by Canada's premier literary translator, My Life as a Crow will amuse young readers and entertain their parents.
About the authors
François Gravel is the author of more than 25 books, four of which have been previously translated by Sheila Fischman and published by Cormorant Books. Francois has won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for Deux heures et demi avant Jasmine, and has been a finalist for le Prix du Journal de Montréal, the Brive-Montréal Prize, and the Alvine-Bélisle Award. François lives in Montreal and teaches at the Collège Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieau.