256 pages, 7.69 × 5.57 × 0.91 in
October 1, 2006
Scholastic Canada Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0439952700
ISBN - 13: 9780439952705
From the Publisher
Twelve original holiday stories from the top children's writers in the country!
What an incredible gift book for Dear Canada fans! The twelve stories in this treasury are set around Christmas time and feature the young girls from a dozen previous Dear Canada books. Readers will be thrilled to reconnect with their favourites and get a glimpse of each character's life a year or so after the events in the actual diary are over. Anyone new to the Dear Canada series will be introduced to characters so compelling, they'll want to read more.
About the Author
Maxine Trottier was born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan on May 3, 1950. She moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family ten years later. In 1974 she became a Canadian citizen; she holds U.S. citizenship as well. She attended several years of school at Ardmore Elementary in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, but her education was completed in Canada. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Maxine was an elementary school teacher for 31 years, and it was only after retiring that she began to write children's books. Gillian Chan was born in England on March 29, 1954. Her father was a serving RAF officer, and the family moved every two years as her father was posted to new stations in England and Europe. Chan trained as an English and Drama teacher. She came to Canada in 1990, settling in Dundas, Ontario. Her two collections of short stories for young adults, "Golden Girl" and "Glory Days", draw upon her experiences as a teacher. She switched from writing short stories to novels with her first novel, "The Carved Box," which is an historical fantasy in which myth, folklore and fact mingle. Chan is a Member of The Writer's Union of Canada. She has won the Hamilton and Region Arts Council Literary Awards for best children's book for Glory Days in 1996, which was also a short-listed finalist for the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award. In 1994, Chan won the Hamilton and Region Arts Council Literary Award for best children's book for Golden Gi
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