Born !

Deirdre Kessler

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ISBN: 9781927502334

Born !

A Foal, Five Kittens and Confederation

  Author:   Deirdre Kessler  
  Artist :   Brenda Jones    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

Award-winning children’s author Deirdre Kessler has set her latest story in the late summer of 1864. Nine-year-old twins Gabriel and Grace help their parents run the Great George Street Livery Stables in Charlottetown. They are part of all the excitement as a circus comes to town and as politicians arrive by steamship from the Maritimes and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. The twins have drawing lessons with their friend, fourteen-year-old artist Robert Harris, who plays in the band that entertains the delegates at a grand banquet and ball at Province House. But the twins are most excited about their favourite horse, who is about to give birth to her first foal. Travel back in time to the streets of Charlottetown for an insider’s peek at the meetings that led to Confederation, beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Brenda Jones.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781927502334
Item AC0116
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published onJuly 28 2014
Language eng
Pages 48
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight207(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing and children's literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is the author of five children's novels, including the Canadian Children's Book Centre Award–winning Brupp Rides Again, and six other picture books, including perennial favourites Lobster in My Pocket and Lena and the Whale.

Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and now works as an artist at a Montreal animation studio. She has illustrated many books, including Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer, My Mother is Weird and Hockey Night Tonight.