The Bora-Bora Dress (Hardcover)

By Carole Lexa Schaefer, Catherine Stock (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763612344, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2005



It takes a special kind of dress to get Lindsay to change her ways in this lyrical tale told with sprightly illustrations.

Slish — the dress slid off its hanger. Lindsay read the little tag inside: "Made in Bora-Bora for you."

Fabulous Aunt Fiona is throwing an end-of-the-summer, snazzy, ritzy party, and Lindsay can't wait to go. There’s just one hitch: she has to wear a dress, and Lindsay never ever ever wears a dress. She wears her baggy shorts to run on the beach. She wears her patch overalls to jump in piles of leaves. But that's before Lindsay sees a wonderful sundress shaped like a wedge of pie, with a parrot painted on front that seems to wink at her. If Lindsay goes to the party in a dress from a magical island far away, who can predict what will happen?

About the Author

Carole Lexa Schaefer is the author of many acclaimed picture books for children, including FULL MOON BARNYARD DANCE, illustrated by Christine Davenier and DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban. She says, "The Bora-Bora Dress was inspired by a strong-minded little friend of mine who loved to read so much, she began when she was three." Carole Lexa Schaefer is the founder and director of a preschool in Seattle.

Catherine Stock has illustrated many celebrated books for children, including JUSTIN AND THE BEST BISCUITS IN THE WORLD by Mildred Pitts Walter, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; the Gus and Grandpa series by Claudia Mills; and her own A SPREE IN PAREE. Catherine Stock lives in New York City and France.