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A Friend Like Zilla

by Rachna Gilmore

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list price: $4.99
also available: Paperback
published: 1995
publisher: Second Story Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
8 to 13
3 to 8
Reading age:
8 to 13
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Nobby, short for Zenobia, meets an older girl, Zilla, when her family goes on holiday. Zilla is developmentally disabled, but much more fun than the average teenager. The friendship grows until Uncle Chad shows up. He is snooty and sometimes unthinkingly

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About the Author

Rachna Gilmore

Rachna Gilmore is the author of the 1999 Governor General’s Award–winning A Screaming Kind of Day, the acclaimed Gita picture books, and various novels for children. The Sower of Tales was the winner of the 2006 IODE Violet Downey Book Award, as well as a nominee for both the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Red Maple Award. Born in India, Gilmore moved to London, England, at the age of 14, and now lives in Ottawa. She also writes adult fiction under the pseudonym Rachna Mara. Visit her online at www.rachnagilmore.ca.

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