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The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour

by (author) Anne Michaels

illustrated by Emma Block

Initial publish date
Aug 2022
Cats, Chapter Books, Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4


For fans of Mary Poppins, heroine Miss Petitfour and her feline friends return for more flights of fancy in this cozy, charming collection of illustrated stories.

Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are "just the right size" for a "single, magical day." With her sixteen cats and the aid of a tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour soars — which is to say, she rises high in the air and flies — over her charmingly eccentric village, encountering adventures along the way. One never knows where the wind will take her in this delightfully seasonal collection of magical outings: perhaps to the aid of dearly loved friends and neighbors, including a hapless handyman and an onion-loving baby, or to a coconut-confetti parade, or in search of keys, lucky charms or even simply the perfect tablecloth for her next flight. A witty, whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrate language, storytelling and all the pleasures of life, large and small!

About the authors

Anne Michaels is a writer based in Toronto. Her novel, Fugitive Pieces, won the Trillium Prize and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award in Canada, the Orange Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award in the UK, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in the US. Her two poetry collections, The Weight of Oranges and Miner's Pond, have received high acclaim.

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Editorial Reviews

"This gentle book is so utterly charming. . . . Chock-full of cheer and whimsy. A scrumptious reminder that even the smallest details and moments can hold vast amounts of magic." Booklist
"Block’s delightfully fanciful depictions of Miss Petitfour become the highlight of the book. . . . The illustrations beautifully capture the chaos of confetti parade gone rogue and flamboyant flights off to the next adventure." CM Reviews

"Both an homage to classic children’s books and an up-to-date excursion to a slightly quirky world, both Miss Petitfour books are worth the trip." Imaginary Elevators

"Warm and cozy illustrations capture the storytelling of simple pleasures, big and small. Perfect for young readers and Mary Poppins fans." Story Monsters Ink

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