The Contest

September 12, 2009|
The Contest by Caroline Stellings
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My name is Rosy, and I’m going to be the first half-Mohawk to win an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest 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. Never sneezed on or smudged with dirty fingers. The first thing I would do is write my name on the inside cover of each one, with a green pen. The problem? I’m half Mohawk. Actually I’m very proud of that, but in this case it doesn’t help me in the look-alike department. You know who does look like Anne, with her red hair and freckles? My new friend, Lydia Parker. This makes her my biggest competition, but she can’t help it. Plus she’s really nice, and even though she’s rich and lives in an almost-castle, sometimes I think I’m better off. So who will win the contest? You’ll have to read on to find out.
Caroline Stellings is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her book The Contest, part of the Gutsy Girl series, won the 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Award and was a finalist for the 2010/11 Hackmatack prize. Besides her many books for children and young adults, she is also the writer of The Nancy Drew Crookbook, a long running se...
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Title:The Contest
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:124 pages, 7.5 X 5.27 X 0.31 in
Shipping dimensions:124 pages, 7.5 X 5.27 X 0.31 in
Published:September 12, 2009
Publisher:Second Story Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:8
ISBN - 13:9781897187647

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