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Our Canadian Girl Penelope

by (author) Sharon McKay

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
May 2010
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2010
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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Join Penny as she lives through the most terrible disaster in Halifax's history in this beautiful compendium edition

Meet Penelope, who lives in Halifax in 1917 with her dad and her two little sisters, Emily and Maggie. Their mother died a year ago, and Penny's father is having a hard time taking care of the girls. Penny, as the oldest, must take on a lot of household responsibility, and sometimes she feels more like a mother than a sister. But still, having too much to do is better than being sent off to live with her grandmother in Montreal—which is what her father intends.


About the author

Sharon McKay is an award-winning author of many books for parents and children, including Penelope from the Our Canadian Girl series. Her first young adult novel, Charlie Wilcox, won the Geoffrey Bilson Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Charlie Wilcox's Great War, the sequel, was nominated for a 2003 Red Maple Award. Esther, her most recent novel for young adults, was shortlisted for a 2004 Governor General's Award.


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