Book of Big Brothers

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

byCary FaganIllustratorLuc Melanson

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What is it like being the youngest of three brothers? In this wonderful story author Cary Fagan gives us a true-to-life picture of growing up in such a family -- from the adventure and fun to the mischief and mishaps. The brothers camp out in the backyard, accidentally set the neighbor's tree on fire, play football in the living room and even hold a funeral for their pet lizard. And although the older brothers can be mean sometimes, the youngest is usually in on the fun and delights in their crazy life together. Luc Melanson's lively retro-style illustrations are a perfect complement, making this an utterly captivating story.

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What is it like being the youngest of three brothers? In this wonderful story author Cary Fagan gives us a true-to-life picture of growing up in such a family -- from the adventure and fun to the mischief and mishaps. The brothers camp out in the backyard, accidentally set the neighbor's tree on fire, play football in the living room a...

CARY FAGAN has written several critically acclaimed books, including A Bird's Eye, finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize; My Life Among the Apes, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; Valentine's Fall, finalist for the Toronto Book Award. He has also written many popular books for children, for which he has won the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.5 × 8.25 × 0.48 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888999771

ISBN - 13:9780888999771

Appropriate for ages: 4

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"...the adventures...all serve to highlight the deep bonds of affection among the three boys." - Joanne Findon, Quill & Quire"...recounts the mischief and mishaps of being the youngest of three brothers..." - Kathleen Robinson, Calgary Sun"Reading this book is a lot like listening to a friend and his brothers swap favorite family stories." - PW"...will make readers giggle with delight." - Melissa Smith, SLJ"...an action-packed tale of mischief and mayhem." - Brenda Hoerle, The Waterloo Record"...fast paced adventurous book about growing up together and learning to get along." - James A. Cox, The Midwest Review