The Girl Who Hated Books : 25th Anniversary Edition
A beloved and timeless story celebrates 25 years!
"There were books in dressers and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests. There were books on the sofa and books on the stairs," and Meena hates all of them, as does her cat Max, who is shakily balanced on a giant stack. As Meena tries to rescue Max, the books come crashing down, freeing a wonderland of characters and animals who take Meena on a fanciful and funny romp through the magic of reading. The 25th anniversary edition features an interview with the author, covers from editions of the book published around the world, and letters from children, including readers who found their love of stories alongside Meena for the very first time.
Praise & Recognition
"The watercolor illustrations are a riot of activity in this delightful story about leaning into one’s imagination."Foreword Reviews
"For a more nostalgic treatment of a book for non-readers look for the 25th anniversary edition of The Girl Who Hated Books... In this riotous mixture of 'princes and princesses, fairies and frogs,' Meena discovers there are unexpected joys within their covers... Besides letters sent to the author, it features the original amusing illustrations by Saskatchewan-born, now Montreal-based artist Leanne Franson."Winnipeg Free Press
TD Canadian Children’s Book Week selection 2003 - Winner
Ontario Library Association Blue Spruce Award 1999 - Short-listed
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book 1999 - Commended
Publication Date: February 7, 2023
Reading Age: 6 - 8
Product Format: Hardback
About the Author
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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