That's Enough, Maddie

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Maddie has had enough. Enough of her parents telling her what to do. Enough of her grouchy brother Alexander and her goofy brother Julian. Enough of her adorable sister Angelbaby Sugarkins, even. So Maddie decides to run away from home. She works out an elaborate plan: she packs a bag for her journey, she sabotages her schoolbus. But soon, walking down a strange street with nothing to eat, she panics. She runs to a busy shopping mall, but doesn't see anyone she knows. She gets terribly lost in a deep, dark ...

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Overview

Maddie has had enough. Enough of her parents telling her what to do. Enough of her grouchy brother Alexander and her goofy brother Julian. Enough of her adorable sister Angelbaby Sugarkins, even. So Maddie decides to run away from home. She works out an elaborate plan: she packs a bag for her journey, she sabotages her schoolbus. But soon, walking down a strange street with nothing to eat, she panics. She runs to a busy shopping mall, but doesn't see anyone she knows. She gets terribly lost in a deep, dark forest. Just when she thinks all hope is lost, however, Maddie discovers a surprise that changes everything. That's Enough, Maddie! is a story about the difficulties of everyday family life, and the dangers of acting impulsively.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Book Review Annual
"Her [Leblanc's] style is breezy and humorous... The many charming illustrations by award-winning artist Marie-Louise Gay add a witty dimension to this gentle story of an older sister who feels like a martyr but learns that home is best."
Canadian Materials
"All in all, this is a very satisfying book for the readership at which it is aimed. Recommended."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"Maddie is a particularly delightful combination of determination and sensitivity."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887800900
  • Publisher: Formac Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1991
  • Series: Formac First Novels Series , #3
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Leblanc is an award-winning novelist and children's writer. A native of Montreal, she worked, as a teacher, model, actress and dancer before establishing her full-time writing career in 1985. Her Maddie books have appeared in French, English, Spanish and Danish editions.

Marie-Louise Gay has won several awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her children's book illustrations.

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