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The Great Googlini
By (author): Sara Cassidy Illustrated by: Charlene Chua
9781459817036 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General British Columbia Oct 02, 2018
$6.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.63 x 0.31 in | 120 gr 112 pages black and white illustrations FSC certified – mixed sources C103567 Orca Book Publishers
 
Chocolate Lily Awards&#8212Chapter Books 2019, Short-listed CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019, Commended
Some questions are too big for a teeny tiny Googlini.

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble Space Telescope. When his favorite uncle gets sick, Filip turns to Google for answers. Instead he receives a visit from the Great Googlini, a tiny woman in Converse sneakers who swirls out of the computer vents. She's not really a genie, she explains: "I'm more of an archivist." Her visit is a little bit of magic that lets Filip see the magic all around him. Ultimately about the things we can know and the things we can't, this is a smart, touching, funny chapter book about growing up, braving tough times and looking for answers.

Sara Cassidy has worked as a youth-hostel manager, a newspaper reporter and a tree planter, in five Canadian provinces. Her books have been short-listed for the Chocolate Lily Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize, and two were Junior Library Guild selections. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction for adults have been widely published. For more information, visit saracassidywriter.com.

Charlene Chua grew up in Singapore, where she divided her time between drawing, reading comics and failing her Mandarin classes. She has worked with clients from Canada, USA, Europe, Singapore and Australia on a wide variety of illustration projects. Charlene lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and their two cats. For more information, visit www.charlenechua.com.

★ "Cassidy has crafted a thoughtful glimpse into the life of an immigrant family…Chua's spot art…gives some visual depth to various scenes, and helps nascent chapter-book readers with comprehension and pacing. For fans of Google, trivia, and family strength." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A thoughtful, touching story that moves at a good pace, could help children dealing with a seriously ill friend or family member, and it includes many interesting facts for everyone. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

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