Mimi Power and the I-don't-know-what

  • Illustrated By: Marc Mongeau
  • Pages:224
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:sibling rivalry, humor, chapter book, school project
  • Available:09/15/2013
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12

Artist, animal lover and would-be swimming sensation Mimi Power knows what it's like to live under the tyranny of a three-year-old sister. Things have never been the same in the Power household since "The Waby" arrived. Finding creative space in all the chaos is getting harder by the minute for Mimi.

But with the school art show looming and a prize at stake that's too good to give up on, Mimi devises a plan that's three-year-old-proof. Or is it? To know for sure, Mimi will have to tap into her big-sister power and find her own little piece of the sky.

"Miles’ Power sisters are reminiscent of Judy Blume’s Peter Hatcher and his little brother, Fudge; Mongeau’s illustrations add a modern freshness to the story. A humorous and affectionate look at the trials and tribulations of family life."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Witty and touching by turns, this is a lovely book to explore, and the Power family will become firm friends of anyone who encounters them through these pages."
– School Librarian
CCBC Best Books starred selection   | 2013  |  Commended
Resource Links "The Year's Best"   | 2013  |  Commended
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee   | 2014  |  Commended
Red Cedar Book Award: Fiction   | 2013  |  Short-listed
BC and Yukon Book Prizes - Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize   | 2013  |  Short-listed