First Times: Stories Selected by Marthe Jocelyn

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Marthe Jocelyn
Tundra, Jan 18, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 200 pages
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“First times” can be life-changing experiences. Marthe Jocelyn has selected fourteen unforgettable stories, written by several of the best authors in North America, which explore human nature and take the reader on a transforming journey. From innocent firsts, such as first blue jeans, first boyfriend, first job, first step into adulthood, to the more complex first disillusionment, first inappropriate love, first family breakup, first breach of trust, to the shocking first dead body and first night alone, the stories in First Times — in all their diversity — embrace and captivate with their power.

Contributors include Martha Slaughter, Curtis Parkinson, Susan Juby, Alan Cumyn, Susan Adach, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Gillian Chan, Bill Habeeb, Nancy Hartry, Bill Richardson, Tim Wynne-Jones, Marthe Jocelyn, and Sarah Ellis.


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Fore - A boy takes a job caddying and hooks up unknowingly with a money launderer who vanishes when the police show up. Grade 7-8 at the lowest. Wings - A boys sees his first dead body - a WWII pilot ... Read full review

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Contents

Fore
Wing
12
Career Woman
24
Blue Jeans
37
Solitary Night
49
Issues
62
First Time Never Holding Hands
77
Golden Boy
92
Please Help
104
This Boy
114
First Meat
128
The Crow in the classroom
140
The New World
155
Early Girl
171
Meet the Authors
183
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Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. She has written six novels, including the critically acclaimed works of historical fiction, Mable Riley and Earthly Astonishments. Jocelyn has also written a nonfiction account of the Foundling Hospital in London, England, entitled, A Home for Foundlings. She has created eight picture books, one of which, Hannah’s Collections, was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration. Jocelyn has also edited two collections of short stories. Marthe Jocelyn divides her time between New York and Stratford, Ontario.

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