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Pages: 32
Themes: Moving, flight
Publisher: Tuckamore
Pub Date: 01/04/2009
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Johnny and his family have just moved from the big city to Grand Falls. When Johnny finally goes outside to ask the new boys to play, his worst fears are realized. They make fun of him and his "fancy" clothes! Thankfully, the postman interrupts, giving Johnny a parcel to bring in to his father. His father shows him a picture of a bi-plane, Newfoundland's very own Gipsy Moth! He then hands Johnny a white, silk scarf. The rest, his father promises, will be a big surprise. And oh, what a surprise it is!

Deannie Sullivan-Fraser has worked in radio and film. Johnny and the Gipsy Moth is based on an amazing event in her father's life.

HildaRose was originally born as a fat fairy between the pages of an old sketchbook. One day she crawled out from between those pages and now sits at her drawing table by the ocean in Prospect Bay, Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Books Today - October 1, 2009
"Sullivan-Fraser's story is well complemented by HildaRose's illustrations; lively and fun, these convey the nostalgia, innocence, and wonder of the text."


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