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Seeing Orange

by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Amy Meissner

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Seven-year-old Leland has trouble writing, but he loves drawing. He so dislikes his teacher that he conjures up Delilah, an imaginary seeing-eye dog to help him into class each day. When a neighborhood painter recognizes Leland's gifts as an artist, Leland grows more confident about the world as he uniquely sees it. And when his family's cat goes missing, it is Leland's keen observation skills that lead to finding him. Leland's newfound confidence helps him both confront and sympathize with his teacher, who only wishes Leland could be a bit more focused.

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Sara Cassidy

SARA CASSIDY teaches creative writing at Camosun College and is the director of the Victoria Writers Festival. She has published two previous novels for teens as well as dozens of newspaper and magazine articles and short stories. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her family.

www.saracassidywriter.com

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Amy Meissner currently lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska. Her two, bad orange cats keep her company in the studio all day long where she paints, draws, writes, cuts fabric and moves cats off the things they aren't supposed to sleep on. Creating art for children's books is Amy's favorite job, but she also illustrates for posters and articles. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing and has undergraduate degrees in both Art and Textiles.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8

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Seeing Orange

In this Orca Echoes early chapter book series, Leland’s imagination helps him create wonderful paintings but his daydreaming causes problems. He finds it very hard to put things down in writing and the resulting conflict with his Grade Two teacher makes him dread school. Fortunately, a neighbour realizes how talented he is. She teaches Leland to value how he looks at the world through an artist’s eyes. Leland learns not only how to be a better painter but also how to stand up for himself. This would be a good read aloud for later Primary classes both as a beginning novel and as a complement to the art curriculum. Here are clear lessons about art and life, written in a lively and engaging manner that avoids being didactic.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2013-2014.

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