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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: N Lexile measure: AD380L
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock Carton Quantity: 30 $18.95 CAD
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Virginia Wolf
By (author): Kyo Maclear Illustrated by: Isabelle Arsenault
9781554536498 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings Mar 01, 2012
$18.95 CAD
Active 8.75 x 11.13 x 0.44 in 32 pages Kids Can Press
 
Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts 2012, Winner Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner Books of the Year, Quill & Quire 2012, Winner Outstanding International Book, USBBY 2013, Winner Best Bets, Picture Books, Ontario Library Association 2012, Commended Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, Canadian Library Association 2013, Short-listed CCBC Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center 2013, Commended White Raven Award, International Youth Library 2013, Winner Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award 2013, Short-listed Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, IBBY Canada 2012, Winner IBBY Honour List Children's Books for 2014, Illustration, IBBY Canada 2014, Winner Digital Book Award, Best ebook---Fixed Format/Enhanced: Children , Digital Book World Conference 2014, Winner
Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a “wolfish” mood --- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing “so that what was down could climb up.” Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages.

Kyo Maclear is an award-winning writer and novelist. Her first book for children, Spork, has received a number of honors, including a 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Isabelle Arsenault has illustrated several children's books, including Spork, My Letter to the World and Other Poems and Mr. Gaugin's Heart. She has received many awards for her work, including the Governor General's Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

... an ambitious story about girlish blues, sisterly differences and the healing power of art ...—The New York Times

Vanessa's act of love is recounted with grace and sensitivity in this remarkable collaboration.—Publisher's Weekly

Parents will enjoy sharing this book with their sometimes ?wolfish? children.—School Library Journal, Starred Review

Knowledge of Virginia Woolf and her painter-sister Vanessa Bell is unnecessary; this works beautifully as a bad-day/bad-mood or animal-transformation tale, while readers who know actual depression will find it handled with tenderly forceful aplomb.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

... the book is ultimately a feel-good celebration of the power of the imagination and art to create perfect places in the world when none can be found.—Booklist

... plum for adults ... a level of literary and biographical resonance to the tale of sisterly love.—Horn Book

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