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Children's Fiction Siblings

Liam Takes a Stand

by (author) Troy Wilson

illustrated by Josh Holinaty

Publisher
Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
Siblings, Emotions & Feelings, Money, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
k to 4
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771471619
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Lister and Lester are identical twins who do identical things. But their constant striving to outdo each other means their little brother, Liam, is always left out. When Lester’s Lemonade Universe and Lister’s Lemonade Multiverse open for business, there’s no role for Liam. He does odd jobs around the neighborhood while Lister and Lester’s competition spirals into overdrive and their lemonade stands get increasingly, outrageously out of hand.

But then Liam takes a stand with his own business venture — a simple model based on his observations of what not to do — and gives the twins a run for their money. Illustrated with lively cartoon-style art highlighting the hilarious one-upmanship, this is a spirited underdog story about siblings and strategic thinking.

About the authors

 

Troy Wilson est l'auteur du livre Les cancans du canard publié aux Éditions Scholastic. Il a également écrit plusieurs histoires pour enfants publiées dans les magazines chickaDEE, Chirp et Highlights for Children. Troy n'a pas tenu de kiosque de limonade quand il était jeune. Il affirme aussi qu'il n'a jamais rivalisé avec son petit frère, sauf quand ils jouaient à des jeux vidéo. Troy habite à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique.

 

Troy Wilson was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, and currently lives in Victoria. Though he is best known as the author of the beloved and best-selling picture book Perfect Man, he has also written numerous kids' stories for Chickadee, Chirp, and Highlights for Children. Troy has given well-received presentations at schools, libraries, bookstores, festivals, and conferences across Canada.

Troy Wilson's profile page

 

Josh Holinaty détient un diplôme du Alberta College of Art & Design. Il a illustré de nombreux livres et ses illustrations ont été publiées entre autres dans Wired, The New York Times et The Walrus. Josh a grandi en Alberta avec ses frères et soeurs qui essayaient toujours de lui prendre ses croustilles. Maintenant, il vit à Toronto, en Ontario, où il peut [enfin] manger ses croustilles en paix.

 

Josh Holinaty graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design and has created illustrations for clients such as The New York Times, Wired, and The Walrus. Josh is also the illustrator of A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars and It's Catching. Originally from Alberta, he now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Josh Holinaty's profile page

Awards

  • Short-listed, 2019 BC Chocolate Lily Award
  • Unknown, Fall 2017 Best Books for Kids and Teens

Editorial Reviews

"Offering solid lessons in commerce and sibling cooperation, along with satisfying shots of humour, Liam Takes a Stand is a winning read-aloud choice."

Quill & Quire

"The straightforward text is enhanced by colorful, energetic cartoon-style illustrations...readers will find much to appreciate in this unique take on sibling rivalry and competitiveness."

Booklist

"Parents, teachers, and caregivers can use this amusing book to teach a lesson about what can happen when competition between friends or siblings gets a little out of hand."

Resource Links

"Budding entrepreneurs and readers with rivalrous siblings are bound to find it entertaining."

School Library Journal

"Hard work, thrift, and ingenuity add up to success not only in business, but social relations too."

Kirkus Reviews

"Sibling rivalry has never been so entertaining... A winning combination of both smart and funny."

Foreword Reviews

"Perfect for anyone with a competitive friend or sibling, Liam Takes a Stand shows that work, play, and a bit of creativity can make even the fiercest competitions a lot of fun. Highly recommended."

Canadian Review of Materials

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