Meena by Sine van Mol

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The children on Fly Street are convinced that Meena is a witch. She eats toads, after all, and drinks blood. And worst of all, one day it appears she has imprisoned a girl inside her house. But are things what they seem? The girl insists that Mina is only her grandma. Will Klaas, Christa, and Thomas overcome their fears and find a new friend?

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Carianne Wijffels is a Belgian illustrator. She also teaches art to teenagers and adults. She and Sine van Mol have previously published two picture books together in Dutch: Emilio and Motje. Meena is their third collaboration. Sine van Mol published her first book, a collection of stories, in 1990. She has since written several books for children. She likes to write realistic stories about children and their little and big problems.
Published June 16, 2011 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 26 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The white backgrounds offer a pleasing foil for the emotionally-charged images: the bubbling red liquid (later revealed to be cherry-pie filling), the looming, forest-green shadow of apprehension as Thomas prepares to deliver the climactic message.

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Anna tries to convince them that Meena is not a witch, and Meena offers them a piece of cherry pie as a peace offering.

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