Groundwood Books

Ellen Fremedon

Written by Joan Givner

For readers 9 - 12 years old | Published August 14, 2004 | ISBN 9780888996404

Cover of Ellen Fremedon

Regular price $8.95 CAD

224 pages | 7.500 in × 5.100 in
Print Format

About this book

Ellen Fremedon

Joan Givner

Ellen Fremedon

With a long hot summer ahead, Ellen Fremedon decides that she is going to write a book -- a long one, with chapters. She doesn't need to look far to find characters. The tiny village of Partridge Cove is full of interesting personalities. The budding novelist has characters galore, but what about a plot?

With the help of her best friend, Jenny, Ellen soon realizes that there's plenty of mystery and intrigue in Partridge Cove as well. Why have the loathsome new neighbors bought the big house next door? And who will benefit from the housing development that's to be built right on top of the town's aquifer? Then, just as Ellen's story gets going, her novel must take a back seat to real life, when her twin brothers disappear, and things suddenly become very complicated, and very personal.

About the Author

Joan Givner

Joan Givner, a former university English professor, is an author and book reviewer who has written a dozen books of biography, autobiography and fiction, including Katherine Anne Porter: A Life and the novels Half Known Lives and Playing Sarah Bernhardt. The books in her Ellen series have been nominated for several awards. Joan lives on Vancouver Island in Mill Bay, a small seaside town not unlike Partridge Cove.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended CCBC Our Choice (Starred Selection), 2005
  • Long-listed OLA Silver Birch Award, 2006
  • Winner Hackmatack Award, 2006