Details: Life is hard enough for Tansy with her depressed mom away indefinitely and her dad making a mess of things at home. But then Dad sends her down the hall to a wrinkly old babysitter named Miss Stella, who Tansy hates on sight. Miss Stella has a unique perspective on life, to say the least. But with the help of her best friend Parveen, Tansy gradually learns to manage all the changes in her life and make unexpected new friends in the process.
- 2010 WINNER BC Chocolate Lily Children’s Choice Award (Fiction/Chapter Books)
- 2009 CCBC Best Books
- 2010 Silver Birch Express Award nominee
- 2010 SYRCA Diamond Willow Award nominee
- 2009 Resource Links “The Year’s Best” selection
For more information, please visit the author’s website.
CV: Having written for adults for more than twenty years, publishing scores of short stories, articles, and personal essays in international markets, Lois Peterson turned to writing for children in 2007. In November, her first book MEETING MISS 405 was published in fall 2008 by Orca Book Publishers. It has since won the BC Chococalte Lily Award and been nominated for the OLA Forest of Reading Silver Birch Express Award and the Saskatchewan Diamond Willow.
THE BALLAD OF KNUCKLES McGRAW came out in spring 2010, and will be followed by SILVER RAIN (fall 2010) and STALKER (Spring 2011)
Lois Peterson also the author of 101-and more-Writing Exercises to Get You Started & Keep You Going, and a popular Vancouver-area creative writing instructor, workshop developer, and storyteller. She contributes how-to writing articles to writing Magazines, including The Writer and maintains a website at http://www.loispeterson.net.
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