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Tundra author Julie Johnston received the Governor General’s Award for her first two books, Hero of Lesser Causes and Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me. Her third novel, The Only Outcast, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, as was her novel In Spite of Killer Bees. In 2003, Julie Johnston was awarded the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature in recognition of the enormous contribution her body of work has made to children’s literature. Her most recent young adult book, Susanna’s Quill, was also critically acclaimed. Published in 2005, As If By Accident is Julie Johnston’s first book for adults. Julie...  Read More



book cover Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Orphans & Foster Homes; Juvenile Fiction - Family; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-0-88776-648-0 (0-88776-648-X) | September 2003 | 12.99

“If you don’t want your heart broken, don’t let on you have one.”

Sara Moone is an expert on broken hearts. She is a foster child who has been bounced from home to home, but now she is almost sixteen and can not live in the system forever. She vows that she... [read more]

book cover Hero of Lesser Causes
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Family - Siblings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Special Needs | 978-0-88776-649-7 (0-88776-649-8) | September 2003 | 12.99

World War II has just been won, and everything seems possible to young Keely Connor. She sees herself as a hero on a white charger, able to conquer the world, even though in reality her charger is Lola, the placid horse that lives in the field behind her house.

One fateful... [read more]

book cover In Spite of Killer Bees
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Adolescence; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-0-88776-601-5 (0-88776-601-3) | November 2002 | 12.99

In Spite of Killer Bees is a novel about not giving in and not giving up. Aggie and her two sisters have had to move to the small village that had been their father’s childhood home. Their mother is long gone, and their father – who’d been in and out of... [read more]

book cover Little Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-807-5 (1-77049-807-9) | March 2015 | 9.99

     The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants - to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn't want - to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her... [read more]

book cover Little Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-313-1 (1-77049-313-1) | September 2013 | 21.99

     The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants - to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn't want - to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her... [read more]

book cover Little Red Lies
Written by Julie Johnston

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings; Juvenile Fiction - Family | 978-1-77049-314-8 (1-77049-314-X) | September 2013 | 11.99

     The war is over, but for thirteen-year-old Rachel, the battle has just begun. Putting childhood behind her, she knows what she wants - to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club, and what she doesn't want - to romantically fall for someone completely inappropriate. Worries about her... [read more]

book cover Love Ya Like a Sister
Edited by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Friendship; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations - Adolescence | 978-0-88776-454-7 (0-88776-454-1) | March 1999 | 8.99

Sixteen-year-old Katie had just begun a year in Paris with her family when she died suddenly. Her family was devastated, but they drew comfort from Katie’s extensive e-mail correspondence to her many friends. In page after page, her family read how Katie explored the nature of friendship, her belief in God... [read more]

book cover The Only Outcast
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Adolescence; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Multigenerational | 978-0-88776-488-2 (0-88776-488-6) | August 1999 | 8.99

A moving story set in the twilight of childhood.

In the year 1904, Fred Dickinson teeters on the brink of manhood. He is spending the last summer of his childhood at his grandfather’s family cottage on Rideau Lake, the only place he feels truly alive. Shy and stuttering, Fred’s ambition is to... [read more]

book cover Susanna's Quill
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Biographical; Juvenile Fiction - People & Places - Canada | 978-0-88776-806-4 (0-88776-806-7) | August 2007 | 14.99

Shortlisted for the 2005 Young Adult Canadian Book Award

Susanna's Quill is a work of historical fiction based on the life of Susanna Moodie, writer and pioneer, by award-winning author Julie Johnston. The story takes us into Susanna’s genteel English childhood, through her humorous teenage attempts at writing, growing to her burgeoning... [read more]

book cover A Very Fine Line
Written by Julie Johnston

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | 978-0-88776-829-3 (0-88776-829-6) | August 2008 | 12.99

Rosalind Kemp is the youngest in a family of sisters. She lives a comfortable life in a small town in Ontario. Ros is active, loving, and artistic. And, she has second sight.

It is a part of her nature with which she has trouble coming to terms: sometimes it is nothing more... [read more]

book cover A Very Fine Line
Written by Julie Johnston

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Historical; Juvenile Fiction - Girls & Women | 978-0-88776-746-3 (0-88776-746-X) | September 2006 | 24.99

Rosalind Kemp is the youngest in a family of sisters. She lives a comfortable life in a small town in Ontario. Ros is active, loving, and artistic. And, she has second sight.

It is a part of her nature with which she has trouble coming to terms: sometimes it is nothing more... [read more]

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