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When Addie Was Scared Hardcover – March, 2002

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (March 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613954882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613954884
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,600,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-A simply told tale of a young girl overcoming her fears on a prairie farm in the 1930s. Addie is afraid of nearly everything, real and imaginary. She's scared of wolves, though she's never seen one, and thunderstorms send her into a panic. One of her favorite activities is visiting her granny, Babcha, but she walks an extra mile to avoid a fenced bull in a neighboring field. One day, the girl discovers her inner strength when a hawk threatens Babcha's chickens. The muted watercolor illustrations are realistic, executed from varying perspectives, and most effective in portraying Addie's emotions. This is the perfect picture book to compare and contrast, both in story and illustration, with Patricia Polacco's Thunder Cake (Philomel, 1990).
Christina Dorr, Whitehall City Schools, OH
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Wendy Bailey is a multi-media illustrator who works as a commercial artist and designer. This is her first picture book. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including Goodnight Sweet Pig, Stanley?s Party, the Stevie Diamond Mysteries, and the Good Times Travel Agency series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By no on May 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Addie was afraid a lot... That's the beginning of this marvelous book. It goes on to explain all the things she is afraid of. Then, at a key moment in time, Addie "looks inside herself.." and finds that she is brave when she needs to be. I found this book in the library and brought it home to my very own "Addie" (not that's not her name, but boy did she fit the profile....). Now she tells me when she's scared that she is going to find the brave place inside herself, just like Addie. Now I'm buying her her own copy. The great thing about the book is that it doesn't have a magical ending. Addie doesn't suddenly stop being afraid of everything, she just learns that there is more inside her that she thought. A great book for everyone, and a must read for ALL the Addies of the world!
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