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  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 1997
  • Winner, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration, 1997
  • Short-listed, CNIB, Tiny Torgi Award, 1998
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 1998
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 1997
  • Commended, Today’s Parent, 100 BEST Canadian kids’ books of all time, 2015
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Great Books of the Year, 2001
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 1997
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 1997

The Party Canadian Title

By Barbara Reid   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443113090 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.01" x 10" | Ages 4 to 8

A timeless Governor General's Award-winning classic!

In this timeless story, Barbara Reid explores the simple fun and wonderful family togetherness that is inspired by a lively backyard party.

Through the eyes of the children in attendance, she muses on the glorious childhood pleasures of running around freely, as parents are preoccupied with conversation and food. In gorgeous colour and Plasticine detail, she invites us all to enjoy the games, the cake, the conversation and to endure kisses from Aunt Joan! Truly a perfect rendering of a chaotic but loving family event.

Originally published in 1997, this Governor General's Award-winning classic has won the admiration of all who have read it.

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Awards and nominations for The Party:

  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Shortlist, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Shortlist, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Starred Selection, Our Choice
  • OLA Best Bet