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Children's Fiction Birthdays

The Party

illustrated by Barbara Reid

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2012
Category
Birthdays
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780590124287
    Publish Date
    Sep 1999
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443113090
    Publish Date
    Mar 2012
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780590123853
    Publish Date
    Sep 1997
    List Price
    $18.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

 

A timeless Governor General's Award-winning classic!

In this timeless story, Barbara Reid explores the simple fun and wonderful family togetherness that is inspired by a lively backyard party.

Through the eyes of the children in attendance, she muses on the glorious childhood pleasures of running around freely, as parents are preoccupied with conversation and food. In gorgeous colour and Plasticine detail, she invites us all to enjoy the games, the cake, the conversation and to endure kisses from Aunt Joan! Truly a perfect rendering of a chaotic but loving family event.

Originally published in 1997, this Governor General's Award-winning classic has won the admiration of all who have read it.

 

About the author

 

Barbara Reid réalise des illustrations avec de la pâte à modeler pour ensuite laisser le soin à son conjoint, Ian Chrisler de les photographier. Barbara a signé plusieurs livres à titre d'auteure malgré qu'elle avoue ne pas éprouver autant de plaisir à écrire une histoire qu'à l'illustrer. Elle a gagné plusieurs prix dont le prix du Gouverneur général et en 2014, le prix Libris dans la catégorie album illustré. Elle est aussi membre de l'Ordre de l'Ontario et de l'Ordre du Canada. Barbara vit à Toronto.

 

BARBARA REID is one of Canada’s most renowned creators of picture books, including Picture the Sky (Imagine le ciel), Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow and The Party. Her vibrant dimensional illustrations make her work a favourite around the world, and she has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and CBC’s Fan Choice Award. In 2013, Barbara was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the Canadian children’s literature community. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, photographer Ian Crysler. Visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, Today's Parent 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Great Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, CNIB, Tiny Torgi Award
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Award
  • Winner, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Illustration
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

Editorial Reviews

Awards and nominations for The Party:

  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Shortlist, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Shortlist, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Starred Selection, Our Choice
  • OLA Best Bet

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