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Read Me a Story

A Collection of Canadian Classics

by (author) Barbara Reid, Werner Zimmermann, Hazel Hutchins, Don Gillmor & Gilles Tibo

illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton, Michael Martchenko & Bruno St-Aubin

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2010
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443102490
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $24.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

For those extra long days of summer, Scholastic brings an extra-large volume of classic stories, each of which evokes all of the joy that a good story should. Five fantastic stories by some of Canada's finest authors and illustrators are included in this lovely keepsake book. This wonderful anthology includes the following five classic picture books: The Party by Barbara Reid Henny Penny by Werner Zimmermann A Second Is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins, with illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton Sophie and the Sea Monster by Don Gillmor, with illustrations by Michael Martchenko Too Many Books! by Gilles Tibo, with illustrations by Bruno St-Aubin These classic stories are included in their entirety, along with bonus material, which includes true stories about the creation of these stories, bios of the authors and illustrators, and more.

About the authors

 

Barbara Reid réalise des illustrations avec de la pâte à modeler pour ensuite laisser le soin à son conjoint, Ian Chrisler de les photographier. Barbara a signé plusieurs livres à titre d'auteure malgré qu'elle avoue ne pas éprouver autant de plaisir à écrire une histoire qu'à l'illustrer. Elle a gagné plusieurs prix dont le prix du Gouverneur général et en 2014, le prix Libris dans la catégorie album illustré. Elle est aussi membre de l'Ordre de l'Ontario et de l'Ordre du Canada. Barbara vit à Toronto.

 

BARBARA REID is one of Canada’s most renowned creators of picture books, including Picture the Sky (Imagine le ciel), Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow and The Party. Her vibrant dimensional illustrations make her work a favourite around the world, and she has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and CBC’s Fan Choice Award. In 2013, Barbara was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the Canadian children’s literature community. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, photographer Ian Crysler. Visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.

 

Barbara Reid's profile page

Werner Zimmermann's profile page

 

Hazel Hutckins est l'auteure de plus de 30 livres pour enfants, y compris l'album illustré primé Mattland, une œuvre qui est aussi illustrée par Duan Petricic. Hazel vit à Canmore, en Alberta.

 

After many years of juggling writing, raising her children, and making a home with her now deceased husband, Hazel spends her days writing full time. Winner of Writer's Guild of Alberta Award for Children's Literature, she has written children's short fiction for Chirp, Chickadee, and Cricket.
When answering where the inspiration for A Second is a Hiccup came from, Hazel comments, "I decided to see if I could find other ways to describe time. When the writing began to flow in poetic form - and when I came up with the engaging title line A Second is a Hiccup - I knew I had begun a labor of love. The book went through many incarnations....in one version I actually brought in centuries and eons! Good grief! But it finally returned to exactly what it should be...immediate, simple and close-to-home. It is my sincere hope that children of all types will enjoy finding and celebrating, among the pages, the many ways they spend their time."

Hazel Hutchins' profile page

Don Gillmor is the author of the Libris Award-winning Canada: A People's History as well as six books for children. He was a contributing editor to Saturday Night magazine and has won many awards for journalism. He is currently senior editor of Walrus magazine.

Don Gillmor's profile page

 

 

GILLES TIBO a écrit et illustré plus d’une centaine de livres pour enfants dont les populaires séries d’albums Simon et les livres mettant en vedette l’adorable Nicolas. Il a reçu plusieurs prix prestigieux dont deux prix du Gouverneur général. Gilles habite à Montréal.

 

Gilles Tibo
has written and illustrated more than a hundred children's books. He is a
two-time winner of the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book
Award, and a two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize. He
lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

Gilles Tibo's profile page

Kady MacDonald Denton Kady MacDonald Denton has illustrated numerous children’s titles, including Before I Go to Sleep, ‘Til All the Stars Have Fallen and A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes, which won the Governor General's Award. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

Kady MacDonald Denton's profile page

 

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.

 

MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.

 

Michael Martchenko's profile page

 

Bruno St-Aubin est un des piliers de la littérature jeunesse de chez nous. Aux Éditions Scholastic, Bruno a illustré Gabi la ballerine, écrit par Joan Betty Stuchner ainsi que des livres à succès mettant en vedette l'adorable Nicolas. Il a aussi publié, à titre d'auteur-illustrateur, Le panache du grand Georges, une belle histoire sur l'amitié montrant une foule d'oiseaux de chez nous.

 

BRUNO ST-AUBIN is a graphic designer whose illustrations can be seen in school texts and books for children and young people.

Bruno St-Aubin's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Other titles by Barbara Reid

Other titles by Werner Zimmermann

Other titles by Hazel Hutchins

Other titles by Don Gillmor

Other titles by Gilles Tibo

Other titles by Kady MacDonald Denton

Other titles by Michael Martchenko

Other titles by Bruno St-Aubin