Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth!

Written by: Gay, Marie-Louise
Illustrated by: Gay, Marie-Louise
ages 2 to 5 / grades P to K

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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.

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.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 1, 2010
Specifications 32 pages | 9 in x 9 in
Written By

MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, 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. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Illustrated by

MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, 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. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Written By

MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, 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. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Illustrated by

MARIE-LOUISE GAY is an internationally acclaimed children's book creator. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, 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. Her popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Audience ages 2 to 5 / grades P to K

Commended, CCBC Choices, 2011

Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, 2010

Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Book, 2010

Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, 2011

Commended, Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children's Books for Friends and Family, 2010

Commended, Capitol Choices, 2011

Commended, Resource Links' Year's Best, 2010

Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, 2011

“It's an understated story about what happens when you bite off more than you can chew, and a touching portrait of a quietly supportive parent.” —Publishers Weekly

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

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

“Are we in store for a spate of 21st-century Rutabaga Tales? We can only hope so, if Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth! is anything to go on.” —Globe and Mail

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

“...Roslyn Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth does a great job illustrating a child's free spirit and imagination...” —Everything Mom