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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels
  • Hardcover $17.99

    Nov 03, 2015 | 144 Pages | 6-9 years

  • Ebook $10.99

    Nov 10, 2015 | 144 Pages | 6-9 years

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Praise

“Block’s charming, full-color illustrations complement the tales in a decidedly mid-20th-century modern style …. An homage to classic fantasies for an audience willing to suspend all disbelief and just go along for the ride.” - Kirkus Reviews


“In her first children’s book, adult author Michaels presents five stories driven equally by whimsy and self-aware humor …. Michaels is fond of digressions, one of many vocabulary words she highlights as the narrative comments on the peculiarities of storytelling …. Block’s delicate color illustrations are ideally suited to Miss Petitfour’s subdued and decidedly eccentric adventures, which involve everything from an empty marmalade jar to a lost stamp.” - Publisher’s Weekly


“…. It’s comedic irreverence and spirited play with words, names, and pirate lore will remind readers of Mary Poppins and Pippi Longstocking. Children will savor the whimsical language and conversational tone as well as the nameless village with its wordless wooden signs ….” – Starred Review, School Library Journal


“Toronto’s new poet laureate is known for her moody adult poetry and fiction, so it came as a surprise when her kidlit debut turned out to be a fun and whimsical confection of sweet stories about a young woman and her 16 cats who take to the sky using a tablecloth as a sort of non-hot air balloon. Full of delightful language that skips and lilts off the page and the tongue, Michael’s first book for kids might even be better than the stuff she writes for adults.” - Quill & Quire


Awards

IndieBound Kids’ Summer Next List SELECTION 2015

White Raven Award SELECTION 2016

Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Children FINALIST 2015

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