Night Sky Wheel Ride by Sheree Fitch

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Poet Sheree Fitch and artist Yayo take readers young and old on a spectacular ride through the imagination. We fly past illustrations displaying a kalaidoscope of colors. Magical, fun fair creatures appear and disappear in a jungle of cotton-candy trees.
 

About Sheree Fitch

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Sheree Fitch was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She is a poet, lecturer and storyteller. Her first book Toes in My Nose was published in 1987. In1995 she was the featured children's writer at the International Writer's Festival in Vancouver, BC. Fitch has received numerous literary awards and prizes including: N.B. Writer's Federation President's Award for first prize for an unpublished collection of adult poetry 1988 (later to become basis for In this House Are Many Women); Atlantic Bookseller's Choice Award for Sleeping Dragons All Around, 1990; Mr. Christie's Children's Book Award for There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen, 1993; Canadian Authors Association Mariana Dempster Award for contribution to Children's Literature, 1995; Anne Connor Brimer Award for Mabel Murple, 1996; Nova Scotia Arts Council Grant, 1997; Silver Birch Award (Ontario's children's choice) and the Hackamatack Award (Atlantic children's choice) awards for If You Could Wear My Sneakers, 2000; Queen's Medal; Vicky Metcalf Award for body of work in children's literature 2000; Winner of the Saskatchewan Snow Willow Award and CBC Young Canada Reads for The Gravesavers. She is Honorary Spokesperson for the New Brunswick Coalition for Literacy and for the IWK Read to Me program in Nova Scotia.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Tradewind Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ Sister, are you ready to fly?” with a resounding “YES.” They race through fairgrounds to soar, “swiggle sway / creak squeak / rickety ratcheting / up!

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Fitch and Yayo capture the inherent magic of a carnival—and, in particular, the thrill of conquering a ride for the first time—in this giddily imaginative ode to the Ferris wheel. The collaborators, w

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Sheree Fitch is one of Canada's leading children's poets and the recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award.

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PreS-Gr 2—Magical words and pictures capture the essence and mystery of a carnival and a first trip on a Ferris wheel. "Are we big enough this year, Mama?/Are we brave enough, Brother?/Sister, are you ready to fly?" There's cotton candy, a giddy sense of daring and anticipatio

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