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I, Bruno

by Caroline Adderson
illustrated by Helen Flook

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imagination & play, short stories, humorous stories
list price: $6.95
also available: eBook
published: 2007
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
6 to 8
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
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  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
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Bruno is a boy with particular tastes and ideas. He will not, for example, eat anything green. He spends one day as Sir Bruno and another as the Queen. He is an entrepreneur and he understands the language of Car. Bruno is a boy worth knowing.

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Bruno gobbled up Mom's macaroni. It tasted so good! Then he saw something in the bottom of the bowl. Something was hidden in the cheese. "Ah!" he screamed. "There's green in my macaroni!"
"It's just zucchini," Mom said. "Just a tiny little bit."
"It's green!" Bruno put down his spoon. He wasn't hungry anymore.

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Editorial Reviews

"[Bruno] is witty and willful...A seven-year-old using this to practise reading aloud with a parent will have them both laughing."

— Times-Colonist

"A very enjoyable and humourous story."

— Resource Links

"Delightful...an excellent read-aloud...Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Adderson writes with poetry, colour, and a real flair for zany description that lends itself to being read aloud."

— Canadian Children's Book News
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About the Authors

Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson is the author of eight books and numerous articles and stories. Her work has won two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, and been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She's been hailed as one of Canada's most promising writers by Margaret Atwood and literary critic Philip Marchand. She lives in Vancouver.

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Helen Flook

Helen Flook was born and grew up in the beautiful countryside of Wales. She has a Degree in Graphic Design from the Norwich School of Art. Helen has illustrated numerous children's books, including many Orca picture books and early chapter books in the Orca Echoes series. She lives and works in Abergwyngregyn, a village in Wales.
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