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A Gift for Gita

by Rachna Gilmore
illustrated by Alice Priestley

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list price: $12.95
also available: Paperback
published: 1998
publisher: Second Story Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
5 to 8
k to 3
Reading age:
5 to 8
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This is the final book in the critically acclaimed series. Gita has made friends in her adopted home, but is now faced with the possibility of returning to India where most of her relatives still live. A Gift for Gita is a touching story about the importance of friendship and stability and the meaning of "home."

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Contributor notes

Alice Priestley has illustrated more than 12 picture books, children's novels, textbooks, and anthologies. She has written and illustrated Someone is Reading this Book. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children.

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About the Authors

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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Alice Priestley

Alice Priestley has illustrated numerous books including five other children’s stories. Out on the Ice in the Middle of the Bay was shortlisted for a Mr. Christie Book Award and the Amelia Frances Gibbon Award. Her other books include Winning the Girl of the Sea, The Watcher, Clouds on the Mountain and Someone’s Reading This Book. She lives in Toronto with her husband and children.
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