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The Mole Sisters and the Piece of Moss

by (author) Roslyn Schwartz

Annick Press
Initial publish date
May 1999
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 1999
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1999
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 2 to 4


When a piece of moss is feeling bad, the Mole Sisters set out to show him what a wonderful world they live in. Their adventures take them from their mole hole to the top of the world and back again.


About the author

ROSLYN SCHWARTZ is the author of the internationally acclaimed Mole Sisters series. In addition to the ten titles in the Mole Sisters series, she has published two other picture books, three adult books, and released two animated films with the National Film Board. In 2003, Schwartz received the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. She lives in Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

“Each of the Mole Sisters books reads like a short animated film; quick, droll, colorful, it’s over in a minute, leaving its audience amused and charmed.”

The Globe and Mail

“Charming, whimsical, and as refreshing as cool water on a hot day . . . These two small books are highly recommended for small children and depressed adults.”

Canadian Book Review Annual

“Joyful, fun, and unsentimental, the mole sisters have fun wherever they are and whatever havoc they might be wreaking!”

The Children’s Bookroom, 07/01/19

“Welcome additions.”

School Library Journal

“The prose is gentle and easily remembered . . . Schwartz’s warm, colored-pencil artwork mirrors the joy and innocence of her characters.”

Hamilton Spectator

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