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Children's Fiction Beginner

Toby and the Mysterious Creature

by (author) Jean Lemieux

illustrated by Sophie Casson

translated by Sarah Cummins

Publisher
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2008
Category
Beginner, Friendship
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887807619
    Publish Date
    Nov 2008
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887807596
    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price
    $5.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887801686
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $4.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 9

Description

Today is the big day in Toby's class. The team that presents the best project about an original object will win tickets to the Circus of the Stars. So far, the class has come up with presentations about ukuleles, a collection of stamps, a turban and a ferret. Toby is sure that he and Marianne have a great chance of winning. Their project on eclipses is out of this world! Or at least that's what Toby thinks before seeing the little green box where Arnold guards his mysterious creature!

 

About the authors

When Jean Lemieux finished his first novel, a chance encounter at a Salon du livre led to the publication of another -- this time, a book for young adults. He met an editor with Québec/Amérique Jeunesse who persuaded him to write a short story for a young adult anthology she was preparing. Instead of the one story required, he submitted three. The first story, "Retour à Saint-Malo" was included in the anthology, Ici. The second story was destined to become Lemieux's successful young adult novel, La Cousine des États. The third is to be expanded into a book for adults. Whether writing for adolescents or adults, Lemieux demonstrates an abiding interest in human relationships. He is fascinated by the energy and enthusiasm of youth and is intrigued by the similarities he sees between an adolescent's search for self-awareness and the broader, historical issues implicit when tracing a family's roots or searching for cultural identity. Jean Lemieux is not only an author but also a doctor. Although he and his family live in Quebec City, they still have a strong attachment to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine where they lived for many years.

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Sophie Casson has illustrated a number of children’s books, including The Artist and Me by Shane Peacock, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and Quelle pagaille! by Danielle Marcotte and Laurence-Aurélie Théroux-Marcotte, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her highly acclaimed illustrations are inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and World War II–era posters. Sophie’s award-winning work has also appeared in many international publications, including the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Nature, as well as in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Sophie lives in Montreal. sophiecasson.com

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