Today, Maybe by Dominique Demers

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Today, Maybe is a story about a little girl who is waiting for someone, a friend. She doesn't yet know who it will be. In a series of surprising and humorous encounters, several well-known characters of children's literature arrive at her door. But none of them are the one she is waiting for, and she graciously sends them all away. With her bird to keep her company and hope filling her heart, weeks and then months pass as she waits and waits. When there is a scratch at the door one night, certainty fills the little girl's heart, and she opens the door to discover true friendship is indeed worth waiting for.

About Dominique Demers

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Dominique Demers has a PhD in children's literature and has written nearly thirty books for children. Many of her stories have become films. Dominique taught children's literature classes at the Université du Québec à Montréal for fifteen years and continues to give conferences across Canada on the joy of reading. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was very young. Her passion for drawing and painting led her to pursue studies in fine arts and arts education at Concordia University. After she had her first child, she began her career as an illustrator. She moved from Montreal to the Eastern Townships, where she now lives with her two children, several chickens and her husband, who builds wooden boats. They share an old barn as their artist's studio. SHEILA FISCHMAN has translated over fifty works of Quebec literature into English. She was the recipient of the Felix-Antoine Savard prize for her translations in 1989 and 1990 and has twice won the Governor General's Award. She lives in Montreal.
Published April 1, 2011 by Orca Book Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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It’s not the prince, although she gives him her bread-and-jam recipe, and it’s not the ugly witch.

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In this original combination of traditional fairy tale elements, a girl who lives alone in the forest waits for someone (who, even she's not sure) that she is convinced will appear.

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