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The Magic Beads

by (author) Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

illustrated by Genevieve Cote

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
General, Physical & Emotional Abuse, School & Education, Imagination & Play, Violence, Homelessness & Poverty
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price

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About the authors

Susin Nielsen-Fernlund has written 16 episodes of the internationally-acclaimed TV series "Degrassi Junior High" and four books in the "Degrassi" line. She has also written for many award-winning children’s TV series, include "Ready or Not," "The Adventures of Shirely Holmes," and the animate series "What about Mimi." She co-created the animated pre-school series, "Franny’s Feet," and recently adapted Susan Juby’s "Alice I Think" trilogy into a TV series. The Magic Beads is Susin’s third children’s book, following the Mr. Christie’s Silver award-winner "Hank and Fergus, and Mormor Moves In." Susin Nielsen lives in Vancouver, BC.

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Enfant, Geneviève Côté adorait dessiner. Elle s'inventait des histoires simplement pour le plaisir de les illustrer. Au fil des ans, elle a continué à nourrir sa passion pour le dessin et les arts, si bien qu'elle a décidé d'en faire une carrière. Après avoir étudié les arts et la communication au Cégep, elle a terminé, en 1987, un baccalauréat en infographie à l'Université Concordia, à Montréal. Geneviève a illustré plus de 25 livres pour enfants. Comme auteure-illustratrice, elle a publié chez Scholastic Quel éléphant? et Je suis là, Petit Lundi. Elle a reçu le Prix du Gouverneur général pour ses illustrations en 2007. Geneviève vit à Montréal et travaille dans un atelier du centre-ville.


Geneviève Côté
studied art and graphic design at Concordia University in Montreal. She has
illustrated numerous books for children. She also enjoys writing her own
stories: Quel éléphant? (What Elephant?) and Je suis là, petit Lundi (With You Always, Little Monday)
were the first books that she both wrote and illustrated. Côté's editorial
art has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and other
publications. Her books have received three nominations for the Governor
General's Award for Illustration, one of which she went on to win. She has
also won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award.


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