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The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour

A book by Anne Michaels, illustrated by Emma Block.

Anne Michaels, illustrated by Emma Block

Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are "just the right size" for a "single, magical day." With her sixteen cats and the aid of a tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour soars — which is to say, she rises high in the air and flies — over her charmingly eccentric village, encountering adventures along the way.

One never knows where the wind will take her in this delightfully seasonal collection of magical outings: perhaps to the aid of dearly loved friends and neighbors, including a hapless handyman and an onion-loving baby, or to a coconut-confetti parade, or in search of keys, lucky charms or even simply the perfect tablecloth for her next flight.

A witty, whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrate language, storytelling and all the pleasures of life, large and small!

Anne Michaels is an award-winning novelist and the former poet laureate of Toronto. Her books have been translated into more than 45 languages. She is the winner of the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Trillium Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. 

Emma Block is an illustrator and author. She wrote and illustrated the book Tea and Cake and two guides to painting, The Joy of Watercolor and Get Started with Gouache.

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