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Our Corner Store

by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Chelsea O'Byrne

tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), business, careers, occupations, stories in verse
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list price: $16.95
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published: Apr 2020
pages: 64
ISBN:9781773062167
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

This delightful novel in verse follows the adventures of a brother and sister around the neighborhood, and especially at the corner grocery store!

Race you to our corner grocery store!

Stanstones’ corner store is the heart of the neighborhood for the brother and sister in this story. They help to close the store every Saturday and save their pennies to buy candy. The store is the source of many adventures, where they spend a memorably spooky Halloween, play tricks on Mr. and Mrs. Stanstones, and form a search party to find Toby the store cat when he goes missing. What will happen to their beloved corner store when a brand-new supermarket opens up in town?

Full of humor and playful language, this novel in verse is a sweetly nostalgic celebration of a time when children had more freedom and a mom-and-pop corner store might be the center of a kid’s world. Based on Robert Heidbreder’s childhood, this follow-up to Rooster Summer can be read as a sequel or a stand-alone story. Chelsea O’Byrne’s vibrant illustrations bring the corner store and its colorful cast of characters to life.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

About the Authors

Robert Heidbreder is a celebrated and multi-award-winning children's poet and author. He has written over 20 books, including the recent ROAR-chestra! and Crocs in a Box. He taught primary school for 30 years, for which he won the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in Vancouver BC with his wife and two cats.

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Robert Heidbreder is a celebrated and multi-award-winning children's poet and author. He has written over 20 books, including the recent ROAR-chestra! and Crocs in a Box. He taught primary school for 30 years, for which he won the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in Vancouver BC with his wife and two cats.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Awards
  • Commended, A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • Commended, CBC Books Best Canadian Picture Books
Editorial Reviews

A free-spirited, warmly nostalgic vision.

— Kirkus Reviews

Today’s readers of Our Corner Store may find themselves envying and wishing for the freedom that their parents and grandparents enjoyed during these earlier times. …Highly Recommended.

— Canadian Review of Materials

A whimsical novel in verse for older elementary and younger middle school collections.

— School Library Journal

It will bring back memories of pre-shopping-mall days for many adults, while its poems will appeal to young readers ages six to nine.

— Winnipeg Free Press

[A] gorgeous book in verse.

— Book Riot

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