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Children's Fiction Bullying

The Lost Locket

by (author) Carol Matas

illustrated by Susan Gardos

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2014
Category
Bullying, Mysteries & Detective Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780439989732
    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
    List Price
    $4.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443128650
    Publish Date
    Jan 2014
    List Price
    $5.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4

Description

Carol Matas' contemporary classic gets a bright new cover!

On the anniversary of her great-grandmother's birthday, Sarah is given a family heirloom: her great-grandmother's locket. She convinces her mother she won't lose it if she wears it to school. But then the unthinkable happens — someone steals her locket! Can Sarah and her friends get it back before her mother finds out?

The Lost Locket explores the timeless themes of responsibility and bullying in a striking new package sure to attract the next generation of young readers.

About the authors

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of over thirty-five novels for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, French, Indonesian and Russian.
A graduate of the Actor's Lab, in London England, Carol first earned a B.A. (English) from The University of Western Ontario. Her teaching experience includes Artists in the School, Manitoba Arts Council;visiting professor at Bemidji State University, Minnesota; and a Creative Writing instructor, Continuing Education Division, The University of Winnipeg. Carol is an inspiring and passionate speaker who is frequently invited to address children and adults alike across North America.
Carol writes contemporary and historical fiction, as well as science fiction and fantasy. She first began writing historical fiction when her Danish husband told her stories about his parents' experiences fighting the Nazis in World War II. She has often written about Jewish themes, and is well known for her books concerning the Holocaust, writing Daniel's Story at the request of The United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Over the years, her knack for successfully infusing serious and thought-provoking issues into an action-driven format has kept readers of all ages engaged.
The list of awards for her books is long, and includes two Sydney Taylor awards, The Geoffrey Bilson award, a Silver Birch award, The Jewish Book Award, as well as the inclusion of her books on many honour lists, such as the ALA notable list, The New York Times Review notable list, The New York Public Library list for the Teen Age, and the Voya books in the middle, Best Book list. She has also been nominated for the Governor General Award twice.
More information is about Carol is available on her web site: http://www.carolmatas.com.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Lost Locket:

"Matas writes with clarity, energy, and humour . . . Every child will recognize a little of themselves." —Books in Canada

"This delightful mystery manages to capture the world of an 8-year-old with energy and humour in an easy-to-read style." —Canadian Children's Literature

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