When Addie Was Scared

When Addie Was Scared

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Addie, a young girl growing up on a prairie farm in the 1930s, is scared of almost everything -- the big turkey gobbler in the yard, thunderstorms, rats and the big bull on the way to her grandmother's house. But things change one afternoon when a hawk swoops down, threatening her grandmother's chickens. In the face of real danger, Addie summons courage from deep within herself to scare the hawk away. When Addie Was Scared -- based on the real-life experience of the author and illustrator's mother -- is a dramatic and affirming story, lovingly told in spare and eloquent prose. Children will relate to Addie, and her experience will inspire them to find their own ways to be brave -- just when they need to be.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c1999
ISBN: 9781550744316
Branch Call Number: JP/Baile 359401 1
JP/Baile 359402 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Wendy


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Aug 17, 2011

This is quite a lovely book about a girl with many fears and insecurities who discovers that - when push comes to shove - she has depths of courage she never realized. Beautiful illustrations; my kids pored over this one for a while.

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