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Books by Beverley Brenna

Book Cover: Because of that Crow

Because of that Crow

Author: Beverley Brenna
Publisher and Year: Red Deer Press, 2020

Synopsis: Nine-year-old Harris is dealing with the death of his parents from an accident three years ago. When a mysterious crow flies into his life, Harris learns important things about memory that help him rise above the past. When Harris opens his window to that crow, he opens himself to healing. Magic realism, filled with humour and kid-friendly dialogue, about grief, loss and recovery. For ages 8 to 12.

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Book Cover: Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life

Sapphire the Great and the Meaning of Life

Author: Beverley Brenna
Illustrator: Tara Anderson
Publisher and Year: Pajama Press, 2019

Synopsis: Caring for a new hamster gets nine-year-old Jeannie thinking about behaviour and how it's always a response to something--and how people around you should JUST FOLLOW THE RULES. But when this doesn't happen, and THE RULES get broken, Jeannie discovers that special friends can make you feel better, even when your world is falling apart. In this warm, family story, readers will meet a collection of larger-than-life characters who, in the end, answer bigger questions for each other about acceptance and diversity.

For ages 8 - 12; winner of the Joan Betty Stuchner Funniest Children’s Book Award.

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About Beverley Brenna

Beverley Brenna (Professor Emerita, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan) is currently the children’s editor at Red Deer Press. Bev has worked in elementary and post-secondary classrooms and published over a dozen titles for young people—including her “Wild Orchid” series (earning a Dolly Gray Award, a Printz Honor, and placing on the Governor General’s shortlist).

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