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Groundwood Books

Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Written by Marie-Louise Gay

For students in grades P - k | Published August 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780888999948
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Cover of Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Regular price $18.95 CAD

32 pages | 9 in × 9 in
Print Format

About this book

Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Marie-Louise Gay

Winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

Roslyn Rutabaga is an exuberant, feisty young rabbit with a vivid imagination. One day Roslyn wakes up with a plan. She will dig the biggest hole on earth.With her father's quiet encouragement, Roslyn sets out on her big adventure. Obstacles abound -- a grumpy worm, a grouchy mole and a bone-hogging dog get in her way. Will she find a pirate's treasure or a dinosaur bone? Will she meet a penguin? Anything could happen!

Marie-Louise Gay has written and illustrated this humorous and endearing tale as an ode to the imagination and determination of children, who create their own worlds out of the little things in life.

About the Author

Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Mustafa and Fern and Horn. She lives in Montreal.

Awards and Praise

"Imaginative and adventurous children will identify with Roslyn in this simple, fun story." — School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

" ...readers will find much to relish in the illustrations. Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined and adorable bunny." — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Gay's trademark breezy humour runs through this delightful book, and the heroine's infectious enthusiasm will have readers cheering." — Quill & Quire, STARRED REVIEW

  • Winner Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, 2011
  • Commended CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, 2011
  • Commended Toronto Public Library First & Best Book, 2010
  • Short-listed Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, 2010
  • Commended Resource Links' Year's Best, 2010
  • Commended CCBC Choices, 2011
  • Commended Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children's Books for Friends and Family, 2010
  • Commended Capitol Choices, 2011
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