The Blue Vase

  • Illustrated By: Josée Bisaillon
  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:bullying, family life, immigration
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  • Pub Date:10/15/2015
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
Paperback
9781896580913
$10.95 USD
Before and after school, while her parents work, Sonia stays with her next-door neighbor, Mrs. Kaminski, and her granddaughter, Marta. When Sonia accidentally breaks Mrs. Kaminski’s precious blue vase, Marta offers to keep it a secret for a price. But Sonia is not able to satisfy Marta’s escalating demands—more gifts and more money—and when Marta spreads lies about Sonia at school, her classmates taunt her. Finally, after a teacher discovers stolen property in Sonia’s knapsack, Sonia is forced to find the courage she needs to confront her bully.

This chapter book for middle-grade readers tackles an issue that needs to be addressed. Schoolteachers, parents and boys and girls alike will find something to talk about in this captivating story by Katarina Jovanovic.