The Girl Who Hated Books

By Manjusha Pawagi

Illustrated By Leanne Franson

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Meena hates books. But when she accidentally knocks over a stack, out from the pages tumble an assortment of characters. To find their way back into the proper books, Meena has to read!

Praise & Recognition

"This is a great story to share with reluctant readers who may be struggling to find their own joy in reading."

ETFO Voice

Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award - Short-listed

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book - Commended


Publication Date: October 1, 1998

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Fiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 24

ISBN: 978-1-896764-09-2

Manjusha Pawagi

About the Author

Manjusha Pawagi

Manjusha Pawagi is now Justice Pawagi, having been appointed to the Bench in January 2009. She presides in Brampton at the Ontario Court of Justice, Family Court. Justice Pawagi’s first career was as a journalist and children’s author. She has an MA in journalism from Stanford University and worked as a reporter for the Associated Press in St. Louis, Missouri and for CBC Radio, in Toronto and Charlottetown.

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About the Illustrator

Leanne Franson

Leanne Franson was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She studied Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal and did further study in Ceramics at Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts. After working as a dishwasher, massage therapist, short-order cook, waitress, foot courier and clerk at a fine arts materials shop, she decided to restrain herself to illustrating children’s books.
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