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publisher: Kids Can Press

Janey's Girl

by Gayle Friesen

tagged: parents, emotions & feelings
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list price: $7.95
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published: Sep 1998
pages: 224
ISBN:9781550744637
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Fourteen-year-old Claire and her mother, Jane, are on their way across the country to visit Claire's grandmother. As they approach the family farm, Claire watches her mother become more and more anxious. Until now, she thought they had an open relationship with a healthy respect for each other's privacy. This trip unlocks the key to the many questions Claire has about their past - including the identity of her father and the reason her mother never went back home until now. Gayle Friesen's novel Janey's Girl is a coming-of-age story with a twist: Claire's mother is the one who reaches maturity.

About the Author
Gayle Friesen's previous novels Janey's Girl and Men of Stone have both garnered critical praise. She lives in Delta, British Columbia.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Awards
  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award
  • Winner, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Winner, Young Readers Choice Award , Pacific Northwest Library Association
  • Winner, Books for the Teen Age List , The New York Public Library
  • Winner, Violet Downey Book Award, National Chapter of Canada IODE
  • Winner, Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Winner, CLA Young Adult Book Award , Canadian Library Association
  • Winner, Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Text, Canada Council for the Arts