amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

9781459823983_interior Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Feb 2021
ISBN:9781459823983
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Genie Meanie

by Mahtab Narsimhan, illustrated by Michelle Simpson

tagged: bullying, friendship, asian
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $7.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Feb 2021
ISBN:9781459823983
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

When eight-year-old Kiara discovers that her recently deceased grandmother left her a genie, trapped in a bottle of garam-masala, she’s elated. She’ll be a modern-day Aladdin and have someone to do her bidding. And Kiara could really use a little magic. Third grade is just about to start and she’s spent the summer worried about being in class with Matt, a bully who seems to have nothing else to do but make Kiara and her best friend Bai’s lives miserable. Unfortunately, the genie has decided he's on vacation after working for ten thousand years and is looking for someone to do his bidding. A battle of wills ensues, and Kiara realizes that you don’t really need magic to solve your problems.

About the Authors

Mahtab Narsimhan is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Mission Mumbai, The Tiffin and The Third Eye, which won the Silver Birch Award. Mahtab lives in Vancouver.

Author profile page >

Michelle Simpson grew up in the woods of Niagara Falls, Ontario and still resides there today. She is a full-time freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on children's publications, and holds a BAA in illustration from Sheridan College. Michelle has worked as a concept artist at KeyFrame Animation for kids cartoons such as Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate (Season 2) and Tee and Mo (Season 1). She is the author of Night Festival: A Silent Picture Book and Monsters In My House which was short-listed for the Canadian Self Publishing awards in 2014. Michelle has also illustrated Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus by David Michael Slater and Back Home by Shaista Kaba Fatehali. Michelle draws her inspiration for her artwork from nature, animals and folklore.

Author profile page >
Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Editorial Reviews

“A fun read that tackles adversity and bullying in a relatable way for young readers.”

— School Library Journal

“An important story about bullying.”

— Kirkus Reviews