The Girl Who Hated Books

The Girl Who Hated Books


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In Meena's house, there are books everywhere. There are books in dressers and drawers and desks, in closets and cupboards and chests. There are books on the sofa, and even books on the stairs. The problem is, Meena hates all of them, as does her cat Max, who has to climb over them. One day, Meena tries to rescue Max and the books come crashing down, freeing a wonderland of characters and animals who take Meena on a fanciful and funny romp through the magic of reading. To her parents' delight, Meena finally sees what an amazing thing a book can be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781896764092
Publisher: Second Story Press
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 798,949
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Manjusha Pawagi was a journalist, children's author and lawyer before being appointed a family court judge in 2009. Her children's book The Girl Who Hated Books is an international bestseller, translated into more than a dozen languages and made into an award-winning animated short by the National Film Board of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her husband Simon and children Jack and Anna.

Leanne Franson is a children's illustrator from Martensville, Saskatchewan. Visit her website at

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