The Girl Who Hated Books by Manjusha PawagiThe Girl Who Hated Books by Manjusha Pawagi

The Girl Who Hated Books

byManjusha PawagiIllustratorLeanne Franson

Picture Books | October 1, 1998

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Many months on the bestseller list, this book has received rave reviews around the world.“There were books in dressers and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests. There were books on the sofa and books on the stairs …” And Meena hates all of them, as does her cat Max, who is shakily balanced on a giant stack of them. As Meena tries to rescue Max, the books come crashing down, freeing a wonderland of characters and animals who take Meena on a fanciful and funny romp through the magic of reading.
Manjusha Pawagi is now Justice Pawagi, having been appointed to the Bench in January 2009. She presides in Brampton at the Ontario Court of Justice, Family Court. Justice Pawagi’s first career was as a journalist and children’s author. She has an MA in journalism from Stanford University and worked as a reporter for the Associated Pres...
Title:The Girl Who Hated BooksFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:24 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.1 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896764096

ISBN - 13:9781896764092

Appropriate for ages: 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book as a kid I read this book as a 7 year old and just came across it recently and forgot how much I loved it. Definitely will read it to my students.
Date published: 2016-12-05

From Our Editors

Books surround Meena. Books in the "dressers, and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests...books on the sofa and books on the stairs, books crammed in the fireplace and stacked on the chairs." All these books would be great for anyone who is a great reader, but Meena is The Girl Who Hated Books. So does her cat Max, who once had a big stack land on his tail. Unfortunately, Max is stuck on top of a pile of them, and as Meena tries to rescue him, they come crashing down, literally opening a whole new world for Meena...