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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

When Addie Was Scared

by (author) Linda Bailey

illustrated by Wendy Bailey

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2002
Emotions & Feelings
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2002
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1999
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12


Addie, a young girl growing up on a prairie farm in the 1930s, is scared of almost everything -- the big turkey gobbler in the yard, thunderstorms, rats and the big bull on the way to her grandmother's house. But things change one afternoon when a hawk swoops down, threatening her grandmother's chickens. In the face of real danger, Addie summons courage from deep within herself to scare the hawk away. When Addie Was Scared -- based on the real-life experience of the author and illustrator's mother -- is a dramatic and affirming story, lovingly told in spare and eloquent prose. Children will relate to Addie, and her experience will inspire them to find their own ways to be brave -- just when they need to be.

About the authors

Linda Bailey a jonglé longtemps avec l'idée d'écrire, mais ce n'est qu'après avoir eu ses deux filles qu'elle a lancé sa carrière d'auteure. Elle a écrit des albums, des romans et aussi des livres informatifs. Linda a beaucoup voyagé dans sa vie et ses livres aussi! Certains sont publiés en Chine, en Corée, en Australie, en Grèce, en Pologne et dans de nombreux autres pays.


Linda Bailey has written more than twenty books for children in a number of different genres, including the best-selling Stanley-the-dog series, Toads on Toast, and most recently, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur (Si jamais tu avais un dinosaure...). Linda has garnered a long list of honours in Canada such as the Ontario Blue Spruce Award, the Atlantic Provinces Hackmatack Award and the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

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Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley's Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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