Anna's Pet

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James Lorimer & Company, Jun 17, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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While visiting her grandparents' farm, city girl Anna decides she wants a pet. A cow? A snake? Anna realizes that these creatures won't be happy in the city, and she doesn't want a pet unless it's happy. Grandma and Grandpa have just the right thing for Anna.
Short chapters and easy-to-read text make this story perfect for beginning readers.


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User Review  - whitneyw - LibraryThing

Well while the premise a a girl named Anna who searches her grandparents farm to find a pet is very intesresting, this book is not that great. I don't find the writing to be bad its pretty good, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - ParadisePorch - LibraryThing

Clunky dialogue although it is an informative book for young city kids. Read full review

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MARGARET ATWOOD, poet, novelist, critic and winner of the Governor-General's Award, published her first children's story, Up in the Tree, in 1978.
JOYCE BARKHOUSE is the author of many short stories and books for children including Anna's Pet (written with Margaret Atwood) which was made into a puppet play and toured internationally, and The Witch of Port Lajoie which has been translated in four languages. She received the Order of Nova Scotia and was made a Member of the Order of Canada for her children's books and work in literacy.
ANN BLADES, internationally-known Canadian children's author and illustrator, won the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians Book of the Year Award in 1972 for Mary of Mile 18. In 1978 she was the winner of the Canada Council Award for Children's Literature, for A Salmon for Simon.

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