Maggie and the Chocolate War

Maggie and the Chocolate War


By Michelle Mulder


Maggie has been saving her delivery-job money for weeks to buy her best friend, Jo, a chocolate bar for her birthday. It's 1947, and while the war is over and ration tickets are gone, food prices are going up. Then it is announced that the price of chocolate is going up too, now Maggie can never afford to buy a chocolate bar! And neither can the other kids. Maggie and her friends leap into action and wage a strike against the price hike. But what can a bunch of kids do? More than you think?

Based on real events, Maggie and the Chocolate War is filled with photographs and newspaper documents covering an amazing historical moment that united children from British Columbia to the Atlantic coast.

A Kids' Power Book

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About the Author

Michelle Mulder is passionate about books, bicycles, children, and chocolate. This is her third book for children. She has lived in Halifax, Montreal, and Vancouver. She and her husband are now living happily in Victoria, B.C.

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Product Information

  • Release: September 13, 2007

  • $14.95 Paperback

  • 94 Pages

  • 6 x 8.5

  • Juvenile Fiction

  • Ages 8-12 / Grades 4-8

  • Lexile: 800L Guided Reading: T

  • ISBN: 9781897187272


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Language Arts
    > Historical Fiction

  • History & Social Studies
    > Government & Citizenship
    > Social Justice

Praise for Maggie and the Chocolate War

"A great introduction to critical thinking and political activism for young readers." - Canadian Bookseller

"The book teaches young readers that everyone, regardless of age or gender, can participate in public debate." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"An easy read and a great bridge between picture books and novels for early readers." - The Midwest Book Review

"The plot is fast paced without sacrificing the credibility of the characters and their relationships with one another." - Canadian Children's Book News

"Maggie weighs into the chocolate fray, struggling to come to terms with protesting... and, ultimately, realizing the necessity of acting on her convictions." - The Globe and Mail