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Fiddles and Spoons

Journey of an Acadian Mouse

by Lila Hope-Simpson
illustrated by Doretta Groenendyk

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list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
published: 2012
ISBN:9781551099033
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
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Fiddles & Spoons: Journey of an Acadian Mouse

Cécile Souris and her mouse family live under the floorboards of a little Acadian house in Grand Pré owned by the Dubois family. When the family is deported to the American colonies, the mice join them on their difficult journey and stay with them as they begin their new life. Originally published in 2004, by Dery Publishing Group (Our Choice 2006).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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Cecile Souris and her mouse family live under the floorboards of a little Acadian house in Grand Pré, owned by the Dubois family. The house—above and below the floor—is full of good food, laughter, and wonderful music, made with fiddles and spoons. But one day soldiers arrive and take the Dubois family—and the Souris family with them—far away from Grand Pré. Join them on an unforgettable journey in this heartwarming tale of courage, love, and joy as the Acadians continue to celebrate life with fiddles and spoons!

This beloved story is now available in a second edition with a new design, including some new illustrations.

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Contributor notes

Lila Hope-Simpson is a writer, columnist, poet, adult educator and early childhood educator living in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia with husband, Ian. She was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education in 2005, and the Marianna Dempster Award for Children's Literature from the Canadian Author's Association in 2006 for her contribution to children's literature.

Doretta, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her husband  and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis  Valley in Nova Scotia. She is the author and illustrator of  Snow for Christmas, and Thank you for My Bed, both of which  were shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award  for Illustration. Her other titles include Step Outside, I’m  Writing a Story, and Bully 101. She is also the co-author of  Spin to Sea with her daughter, Izra Fitch.

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About the Authors

Lila Hope-Simpson

Lila Hope-Simpson is a writer, columnist, poet, adult educator and early childhood educator living in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia with husband, Ian. She was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education in 2005, and the Marianna Dempster Award for Children's Literature from the Canadian Author's Association in 2006 for her contribution to children's literature.
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Doretta Groenendyk

DORETTA GROENENDYK is an artist and illustrator of picture books for children, including Thank You for My Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Doretta is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and lives in Canning, Nova Scotia, with her family.
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