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Maddie Needs Her Own Life
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Maddie Needs Her Own Life

By Louise Leblanc, Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, Translated by Sarah Cummins

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Series: Formac First Novels

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Maddie is bored. She's bored at home, bored with chores and her screaming baby sister. She bored at school, bored with her teacher and her too-perfect friend Clementine. So when she's offered a chance to hang out with a new crowd, she jumps at it.
Her new friends are older, tougher and, it seems, smarter: they have a plan to raise enough money to go see their favourite band's concert. The plan soon goes bad, however, and Maddie finds herself in danger of being called a thief. Until, that is, "too-perfect" Clementine arrives to save the day.
Maddie Needs Her Own Life is the story of a girl whose impulsiveness threatens to lead her into real trouble, and of the friend who draws her back.

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Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2003

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 16th October 2001
ISBN: 9780887805509
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Hardback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 16th November 2001
ISBN: 9780887805516
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Black and white illustrations

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781459500099
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV019000, JUV039050, JUV039100
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 5 To 10

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First Novels

Beginner chapters books for ages 6 to 9

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  • Engaging stories for early readers
  • Award-winning authors and illustrators
  • Chapter book format, with short chapters and amusing b&w illustrations
  • Reading level: grade 2.0-3.0
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"young readers will appreciate the accessible text, action-filled black-and-white illustrations and discrete chapters that end on suspenseful notes" — Kirkus Reviews

First Novels are humorous, easy-to-read novels that encourage children to begin reading on their own. The series features vibrant, loveable characters, age-appropriate plots and lively illustrations. The books deal with themes kids face every day such as teasing, friendship, competition and multiculturalism.