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Tiny Kite Of Eddie Wing

by (author) Maxine Trottier

illustrated by Al Van Mil

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
May 1995
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 1995
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5


This delightful story for children ages four and up tells the story of a poor boy with a vivid imagination. The Festival of Kites will award a prize to the person with the smallest kite. Though he cannot afford a kite, Eddie Wing flies a make-believe one with such precision that everyone is sure they can see it. The Tiny Kite of Eddie Wing by Maxine Trottier & Al Van Mil is a magical tale about a powerful imagination.

About the authors

Maxine Trottier is a prolific writer of books for young people. Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950, she moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.Maxine spent 31 years working as an educator in elementary classrooms, guiding children toward literacy. The students in her class, who of course thought of her only as their teacher, saw each step in the creation of a new work. They heard the unillustrated story, saw the roughs, and were the first to view the finished book.Maxine lives with her husband William and their two Yorkies, Ceilidh and Moon. They divide their year between Port Stanley, Ontario on Lake Erie, and Newman s Cove, Newfoundland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Both are wonderful places to write.

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