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Children's Fiction Dance

Catastrophe at the Christmas Ceilidh

by (author) Riel Nason

illustrated by Nathasha Pilotte

Bradan Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
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Kate the Highland dancer is back in a sequel to Disaster at the Highland Games! It's December and Kate is excited to perform her first solo in the Christmas Ceilidh. But as she waits her turn backstage, she starts to fear a catastrophe. Her imagination takes over as she pictures every possible mishap in vivid detail, from forgetting her dance to knocking over the Christmas tree. At the last moment she remembers her teacher's encouraging words, and leaps and twirls to the audience's applause. Whimsical watercolour and ink illustrations by Nathasha Pilotte complement award-winning author Riel Nason's rhyming verse, with a reassuring tale for every dance student.

About the authors

RIEL NASON is a Canadian novelist and textile artist. Her acclaimed debut novel The Town That Drowned won the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe, and the 2012 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. It was also shortlisted for several other literary awards as well as longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, All the Things We Leave Behind, was published in September, 2016. Riel’s original quilts have been exhibited across Canada including being shown twice at Quilt Canada (the National Juried Show). Nason grew up in Hawkshaw, NB, and now lives in Quispamsis, NB, with her husband, son, daughter and cats.

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Nathasha Pilotte is a Quebec city native who lives in St John, New Brunswick, where she dedicates herself exclusively to her creative work. She likes to watercolor and paint in her studio, under the careful supervision of her cat Luna and pug Chuck. Author and illustrator of Zim s'imagine, Luna n'aime pas and Luna The Cat Doesn't Like That, she also illustrated La bonne idée! with Bouton d'or Acadie. Over the years, Nathasha has become a favorite of book fairs, with her needle felt puppet creations!

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