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published: Sep 2009
ISBN:9780545994996
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
imprint: North Winds Press

You're Mean, Lily Jean

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

tagged: siblings, friendship
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
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list price: $19.99
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Sep 2009
ISBN:9780545994996
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
imprint: North Winds Press
Description

A new picture book that addresses the problem of bossy friends and the struggle to stand up to them.

Sisters Sandy and Carly always play together, but when Lily Jean moves in next door and joins them, everything changes. Now Lily Jean is calling the shots and ordering Carly to be a baby when they play house and a dog when they play king and queen. Although Sandy defends her littler sister, Carly buckles and accepts her roles. But she doesn't like it, and finally finds a way to combat Lily Jean's bullying ways, and turn the tables on her behaviour.

Frieda Wishinsky's simple text packs a poignant punch, as it authentically portrays the world of little girls and their complicated relationships. And Kady MacDonald Denton's exquisite illustrations help emphasize the underlying lessons about empathy, loyalty, and fairness. This fantastic story will serve as a tool for young children and parents to identify the difference between having fun and being bullied - or being the bully.

About the Authors
Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over seventy books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit friedawishinsky.com.
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Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over seventy books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit friedawishinsky.com.
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Contributor Notes

FRIEDA WISHINSKY is one of Canada's finest authors of fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her recent picture book, Please Louise!, won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, and her recent non-fiction title, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, published by Scholastic, was a Silver Birch Award Nominee.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist
Editorial Review

Praise for You're Mean, Lily Jean:

"The world of make-believe can be all-consuming for young people, and this book does a stellar job of exploring this theme without making the squabbles that arise feel petty, inconsequential, or worse, explicitly educational. Lily Jean is mean, but deliciously so." -Quill and Quire, starred review