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In Spite of Killer Bees

Paperback $9.95

Nov 26, 2002 | 264 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

  • Paperback $9.95

    Nov 26, 2002 | 264 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Governor General’s Literary Award – Children (English) FINALIST 2001


“A gem – another one – from two–time Governor–General’s Award-winner Julie Johnston.”
The Globe and Mail

“…a signature Julie Johnston story: complex, subtle, and engaging.”
The Horn Book Magazine

“…Johnston’s…narrative is compelling, fluctuating between distance, edginess, and heartfelt intimacy…An insightful novel about sisters, reconciling past and present, and opening hearts and minds.”

“Forget killer bees. What this Canadian novel has is a killer plot.”
Washington Post

“Julie Johnston is quickly becoming the Alice Munro of Canadian children’s publishing…[this is] a brilliant, brilliant book.”
–Michele Landsberg

“Extraordinary…Johnston has created an exuberant novel that simply whips readers into the midst of these unforgettable characters.”
Quill & Quire

“This is a leisurely, intriguing, and offbeat saga about a ‘born-again family-girl’ who finds a place in the world.”
The Bulletin

“Aggie is sure to become one of Johnston’s most beloved characters.”
Children’s Book News Summer/Fall 2001

“Johnston’s novel is a delightful mixture of warmth and disfunctionality, alienation and human contact…Johnston has a hilarious penchant for undercutting sentiment…Here’s heart, readability and enormous literary sophistication, all lightly worn.”
The Toronto Star

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