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The Great Googlini

by (author) Sara Cassidy

illustrated by Charlene Chua

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2018
Category
General, Chapter Books, Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Fantasy & Magic
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459817036
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $7.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459817050
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $5.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459833388
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $18.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers. Instead he receives a visit from the Great Googlini, a tiny woman in Converse sneakers who swirls out of the computer vents. She's not really a genie, she explains: "I'm more of an archivist." Her visit is a little bit of magic that lets Filip see the magic all around him. Ultimately about the things we can know and the things we can't, this is a smart, touching, funny chapter book about growing up, braving tough times and looking for answers.

About the authors

Les livres de Sara Cassidy ont &eacutet&eacute finalistes pour de nombreux prix : le Chocolate Lily Award pour Black Gold et Blackberry Juice ; le Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award pour A Boy Named Queen ; le Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize pour Skylark ainsi que le Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. Deux de ses titres, A Boy Named Queen et Double Play, ont &eacutet&eacute s&eacutelectionn&eacutes par la Junior Library Guild. Sara Cassidy a publi&eacute de nombreux recueils de po&eacutesie, œuvres de fiction et ouvrages documentaires pour adultes. Elle vit &agrave Victoria en Colombie-Britannique.

Sara Cassidy's profile page

 

CHARLENE CHUA a illustré de nombreux livres pour les enfants de tous les âges. Ses illustrations lui ont valu de nombreuses récompenses et les livres qu’elle a illustrés ont été mis en nomination pour USBBY Outstanding International Books, OLA Best Bets, une récompense Shining Willow, et Kirkus Best books. Son premier livre Hug? a été publié en 2020. Elle vit à Hamilton avec son époux.

 

CHARLENE CHUA has illustrated more than a dozen books, including Amy Wu and The Perfect Bao, The Pencil, and Hug?, and her work has been nominated for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Forest of Reading Awards, the Shining Willow Award, and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

 

Charlene Chua's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Awards Chapter Books

Editorial Reviews

★ "Cassidy has crafted a thoughtful glimpse into the life of an immigrant family…Chua's spot art…gives some visual depth to various scenes, and helps nascent chapter-book readers with comprehension and pacing. For fans of Google, trivia, and family strength."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A thoughtful, touching story that moves at a good pace, could help children dealing with a seriously ill friend or family member, and it includes many interesting facts for everyone. Highly Recommended."

CM Magazine

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