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A Foal, Five Kittens and Confederation

by Deirdre Kessler
illustrated by Brenda Jones

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list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
published: 2014
ISBN:9781927502334
publisher: Acorn Press
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Award-winning children's author Deirdre Kessler has set her latest story in the late summer of 1864. Nine-year-old twins Gabriel and Grace help their parents run the Great George Street Livery Stables in Charlottetown. They are part of all the excitement as a circus comes to town and as politicians arrive by steamship from the Maritimes and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada. The twins have drawing lessons with their friend, fourteen-year-old artist Robert Harris, who plays in the band that entertains the delegates at a grand banquet and ball at Province House. But the twins are most excited about their favourite horse, who is about to give birth to her first foal. Travel back in time to the streets of Charlottetown for an insider's peek at the meetings that led to Confederation, beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Brenda Jones.

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Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing and children's literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is the author of five children's novels, including the Canadian Children's Book Centre Award–winning Brupp Rides Again, and six other picture books, including perennial favourites Lobster in My Pocket and Lena and the Whale.

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Deirdre Kessler

Deirdre Kessler teaches creative writing and children's literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. She is the author of five children's novels, including the Canadian Children's Book Centre Award–winning Brupp Rides Again, and six other picture books, including perennial favourites Lobster in My Pocket and Lena and the Whale.
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Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones is a native of Prince Edward Island and spent the last twelve years roaming the woods and fields gathering and studying the herbs around the Maritimes in order to understand the properties of these amazing plants and to help her with her own health issues. With her background as an artist and illustrator, she began painting each herb in meticulous detail to help in identification, and soon had her own herb garden in her backyard and a cupboard full of tinctures and teas.
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