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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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publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

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.

About the Authors

Robert Heidbreder is an award-winning children’s poet and author. His many books include I Wished for a Unicorn, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, Song for a Summer Night and Rooster Summer. Robert spent thirty years as a primary school teacher and has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and continues to do many school and festival presentations.

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Chelsea O'Byrne is a freelance illustrator and art instructor based in Vancouver BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2016 with a BFA in illustration and now works as a children's art teacher and freelance illustrator.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4

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