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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

My Life as a Crow

by (author) François Gravel

translated by Sheila Fischman

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
Fantasy & Magic
Recommended Age
6 to 13
Recommended Grade
2 to 7
Recommended Reading age
6 to 13
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1993
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1993
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"What happens when a witch recites a secret spell over you late at night? A lot! For one thing, you could turn into a crow.
"At first I wasn't sure I wanted to be a crow. Then I realized it was great. I could fly, I could shout insults, I never had to take a bath. It's a good way to get even with bullies, the grouchy woman on the corner, and even the babysitter who never lets you watch TV. The only problem is: If all the witches in the city leave for a convention in New York, how do you get to be a kid again?"
Imaginative and very funny, with an English text by Canada's premier literary translator, My Life as a Crow will amuse young readers and entertain their parents.

About the authors

FRANÇOIS GRAVEL studied economics and taught at the Cégep level until 2006. He is the author of over a hundred books for children and adults, many of which have received awards and distinctions. His adult novels include Ostende and Adieu, Betty Crocker, which have both been translated into English. Adieu, Betty Crocker was a competing title in the 2014 edition of Le combat des livres, the French-language equivalent of Canada Reads. He shares his time between Montreal and Île-aux-Grues.

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