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Queen Nadine
By author: Maryann Kovalski   By artist: Maryann Kovalski
Selling Points: cows, animals, moving
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Jan/01/2000
Lexile Level: 460
Pages: 32
Picture Book
Price:  $6.95
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Nadine is as content as a cow can be. Her life on Pete's farm is perfect. She loves to wander off on her own to smell the breezes, visit favorite spots, and search for stones for her collection. The other cows snicker at her solitary ways, so when Nadine finds an egg and naively assumes it's a stone, no one bothers to enlighten her. Instead, the other cows urge her to take great care of it.

One day the whole herd is sold to another farm and Nadine's perfect life is shattered. No Pete, no beloved farm and worst of all, no stone to care for. Unless Pete rescues her and takes her home, Nadine will never know of the miracle taking place to her precious stone.
CM Magazine - April 23, 1999
"There is much to enjoy in this gentle story...Kovalski's skill as an illustrator is evident as she imparts mood through a judicious use of colour and design...Highly recommended."


CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee, short-listed  CA  1999
CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  1998
IODE Book Award - Toronto Chapter nominee, short-listed  CA  1999
Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominee, short-listed  US  2001
Mr. Christie's Book Award nominee, short-listed  CA  1998

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Grades K-3
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