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Children's Fiction General

The New Teacher

by (author) Dominique Demers

illustrated by Tony Ross

translated by Sander Berg

Initial publish date
Jun 2016
Recommended Age
6 to 9
Recommended Grade
1 to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price

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This book is the first in the series of Mademoiselle Charlotte's Advenutures where the main character keep on changing her identity and delight all children. In the first book she is a teacher, then she will be a librarian, after that a football coach, a minister and so on. Mademoiselle Charlotte is a modern Mary Poppins. The series has been very popular in Canada where it's adapted on television.
Mademoiselle Charlotte, the new teacher, is not like the others: she wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that make her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock. The children think she is crazy at first, but soon realize she makes school more fun than ever, getting them to measure the room with cooked spaghetti in maths class, telling fascinating stories about a gorilla and even taking the pupils on at football.
The first book in Dominique Demers's popular series, The New Teacher, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, is an entertaining, imaginative and inspiring book that will make you wish you had a teacher just like Mademoiselle Charlotte.

About the authors

Dominique Demers is a professional communicator. She worked as a journalist for L'actualité, as a teacher at the University of Quebec at Montreal, and as literary critic for Le Devoir, before becoming an author, speaker, and scriptwriter. She has written more than 30 children's books and also writes for adults. She has been nominated four times for the Governor General's Literary Awards. She was the honorary president of the Salon du livre de Montréal for three years and, since the fall of 2003, she has starred on Radio-Canada's programme Dominique raconte, where she reads books to young children.

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Editorial Reviews

"A modern-day Mary Poppins who has charmed her way into the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Quebec children . . . Like all Demers’s stories, this one is fabulously penned, imaginative, relevant and funny." - Michelle Lalonde, The Gazette
"The New Teacher, superbly illustrated by Tony Ross who shows us the characters to perfection, is an entertaining, imaginative and inspiring book that will make you wish you had a teacher just like Mademoiselle Charlotte." - Parents in Touch
"[A] highly entertaining story with a really endearing title character and plenty of funny moments . . . can’t wait to see what she gets up to next!" - Primary Times

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