Callie Cat, Ice Skater

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Albert Whitman and Company, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Day and night, Callie Cat ice skates on the pond in her backyard. She loves to ice skate, loves it more than chocolate cake, more than going to the mall-more than her friends can understand. That is, until the Honeybrook Ice Rink announces a contest, and everyone thinks it could be Callie's big chance! Now Callie practices day and night. She wants to win the big prize...doesn't she? Sometimes doing something you love is its own reward, as Eileen Spinelli's unusual story demonstrates. Anne Kennedy's exuberant art shows a unique heroine in motion.
 

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Callie Cat loves to ice skate more than anything in the world. She skates on weekend mornings and weekday evenings. Her friends try to interest her in other activities, but she just loves to skate ... Read full review

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Eileen Spinelli was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 16, 1942. After high school, she worked as a waitress at a local diner, a secretary, and answered phones at an airplane factory. She eventually became the author of children's books. Her picture books include Thanksgiving at the Tappletons, Do You have a Hat, While You are Away, When Mama Comes Home Tonight, Wanda's Monster, Here Comes the Year, A Big Boy Now, and Hug a Bug. She is also the author of several short novels including Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses, Lizzie Logan Gets Married, and Lizzie Logan, Second Banana. She received the Christopher Award for Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch.

Anne Kennedy is a novelist, poet and film writer who has been appointed the Victoria University of Wellington and Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2016. Since her 1988 novella 100 Traditional Smiles, Ms Kennedy, a Victoria University graduate, has been seen as one of New Zealand┐s most original and gifted writers. She has twice been awarded New Zealand┐s top prize for poetry and her most recent novel, The Last Days of the National Costume, was a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards. She has also written screenplays for seminal New Zealand short films such as Jewel┐s Darl (from her own BNZ-Katherine Mansfield-award-winning story) and Danny and Raewyn and the features Crush and The Monkey┐s Mask.

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