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Spark

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Spark

By Kallie George; Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)

Simply Read Books, Hardcover, 9781927018248, 31pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2013

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Description

Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can’t control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn’t help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame?
The first book in an early reader series about baby magic animals, Spark is a gentle reminder that there is perfect time for everything.



About the Author
Kallie George is an author and editor living in Vancouver, BC. She completed her Masters of Children's Literature at the University of British Columbia in 2007. She is the co-creator of a series of acclaimed board books, the Simply Small Series, by Paola Opal, author of the art book "Mr. M the Exploring Dreamer" with art by Soizick Meister, and the author of the picture book, "The Melancholic Mermaid" illustrated by Abigail Halpin. Her most recent project, Clover's Luck, Book 1 in the Magical Animal Adoption series, will be published in Summer 2014, by Disney-Hyperion. When she is not writing or editing, she's teaching creative writing workshops through Capilano University and CWC (Creative Writing for Children). www.kalliegeorge.com

Genevieve Cote has illustrated several books over the years, such as "The Lady of Shalott" by Tennyson, "Wishes" by Jean Little, "Ella May and the Wishing Stone," by Cary Fagan, "The Little Word Catcher" by Danielle Simard, and many more. She has also written, in both english and french, a few stories of her own: "Mr. King's Things," "Without You," "Me and You," "What Elephant?" and "With You always, Little Monday." Her editorial art has appeared in the "New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal," l'Actualite and other such publications. She has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2005, the General Governor's Award for Illustration in 2007, and the Marilyn Baillie Award in 2012. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. genevievecoteillustration.com


Praise For Spark

Praise for The Melancholic Mermaid—also by Kallie George:
Publisher's Weekly: Bullying Resources, part of an Anti-Bullying Feature, recommends The Melancholic Mermaid
?”Ideally suited for children transitioning from picture books into shorter chapter books. George’s poetic rhythms perfectly capture the lulling melancholy of the seashore.” - Deakin Review?
 “The delicately detailed illustrations are filled with the bright and varied colors of the sea.” - Little One Books
 “The Melancholic Mermaid is a unique and beautiful story of rejection, friendship, and young love.” - CM Magazine, 4/4 stars, Highly Recommended
 “This unusually smart and sensitive story doesn’t shy away from revealing the lonely facts of life for misfits.” ForeWord Magazine Reviews
 “Make room next to The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. The Melancholic Mermaid deserves a spot on every child’s bookshelf.” ?Starred Review, Quill and Quire,
 “George’s narrative is ethereal and formal, with a voiceover quality that invests the artwork with cinematic flow.” - Kirkus
 “The Melancholic Mermaid is a perfect read-aloud for ages 4 and up, or for those who have always wished to meet a mermaid.” - The Faerie Magazine

Praise and Awards for Genevieve Cote:
Marilyn Baillie Award Winner, 2012
General Governor’s Award for Illustration, 2007
Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award 2005
Communication Arts Illustration Annual 38, 40 et 41
Médaille d’argent, Society of Illustrators, 2001
Finaliste aux Prix du Gouverneur Général, illustration jeunesse (2003 et 2000)
Grand Prix d’Illustration Jeunesse GL&V (2000)
Applied Arts Magazine Awards (2000, 1999)
Society of Publication Design (1998)
Advertising & Design Club of Canada (1999, 1997)
Médaille d’argent, Studio Magazine Awards (1996)
Society of Newspaper Design (1994, 1992)
Grand prix du magazine québécois, (1994)
Médaille d’argent, CAPIC Awards (1994)
Médaille d’or, Studio Magazine Awards (1993)

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