The Contest (Gutsy Girl) (Paperback)
7th Generation, 9780977918355, 123pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
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Young readers from all backgrounds will delight in the story of Rosy, a humorous, spirited, dark-haired, girl who being half-Mohawk is the first and only Native to enter an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest. Convinced that being "kindred-spirits" and well versed in everything Anne is actually the true nature of the contest, Rosy bravely sets forth to do what she must to win."When Helen, my favorite librarian, told me about the contest, I was thrilled. And determined to win. I know everything about Anne--I'd even say we're kindred spirits. And do you know what the best part is? The prize A brand new set of Anne books. It may not seem like a big deal, but to me it would be amazing. Almost everything I own is a hand-me-down. I can only imagine what it would be like to have my own set of books, never before read by anyone else."
Preparing for the contest is an adventure in itself. As Rosy overcomes setbacks with her health as well as financial hardships, readers will experience along with Rosy her discovery of the true value of friendship, family, and community.CM Magazine - October 2, 2009 "An engaging story about a young determined girl who has been brought up to think of others even though she has very little herself...Readers will enjoy Rosy's spunk, the colorful cast of additional characters, and the funny mishaps as the story of selflessness unfolds... Recommended." Caroline Stellings is an artist, author, and children's book illustrator. Her previous books for children include the popular Malagawatch Mice. Caroline lives in the small town of Waterdown near Hamilton, Ontario.