The Party

The Party

Book - 1997
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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.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : North Winds Press, 1997
ISBN: 9781443113090
9780590123853
0590123858
9780590124287
0590124285
Branch Call Number: REID
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill

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Every year when I was growing up, my extended family would get together on holidays to celebrate and eat together. This book completely captures the feelings about being nervous about seeing people you haven’t seen for months, the joy of eating and playing outside, and having to go home at the en... Read More »

Everybody loves a party! Rhythmic text and Reid's impressive plasticine art capture the fun of a family celebration in this timeless classic.


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luboheng
Aug 13, 2015

Read on 2015-Aug-6.

Daniel once borrowed the book from his school library, and this is the 2nd time to read it because he said he likes the story and likes the party time as much as the girls and boys from the story.

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momofmaxandruby
Dec 11, 2014

See the excitement of "A Party" on every page! Best clothes! Two salads to bring! Playing with the cousins! Every page tells a story that all kids can relate too. Barbara Reids communicates emotions in all her plasticine pictures! Then, at the very end, feel the exhaustion of... THE PARTY!

lms Jul 26, 2013

this is such a Canadian standard to celebrate children's birthdays. What a good choice to celebrate a royal prince.

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mazzy999
Mar 09, 2012

This is a wonderful book, my little girl has checked it out many many times from the library, it never gets old because every time you read it you see something missed before, beautifully written and superbly illustrated with plasticine artwork.

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sparkkitten
Jan 18, 2010

Fantastic book of the life of a young girl as she goes to a family party.

Barbara Reid is one of the greatest authors of all time--hey, she even won a reward!!--and be sure to check out her other books!

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