Book - The Contest
My name is Rosy, and I'm going to be the first half-Mohawk to win an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest...
When Helen, my favorite librarian, told me about the contest, I was thrilled. And determined to win. I know everything about Anne – I’d even say we’re kindred spirits. And do you know what the best part is? The prize! A brand new set of Anne books.
The problem? I’m half Mohawk. Actually I’m very proud of that, but in this case it doesn’t help me in the look-alike department. You know who does look like Anne, with her red hair and freckles? My new friend, Lydia Parker. This makes her my biggest competition, but she can’t help it.
So who will win the contest? You’ll have to read on to find out.
Caroline Stellings is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her book The Contest, part of the Gutsy Girl series, won the 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Award and was a finalist for the 2010/11 Hackmatack prize. Besides her many books for children and young adults, she is also the writer of The Nancy Drew Crookbook, a long running series in The Sleuth magazine. She lives in Waterdown, Ontario.
Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. For 30 years Second Story Press has published books that matter, many of which have been translated into over 50 languages and have been sold around the world. Their list spans adult fiction and nonfiction; children’s fiction, nonfiction and picture books; and young adult fiction and nonfiction. Second Story Press continues to look for stories that feature strong female characters and explore themes of social justice, human rights, equality, and ability issues.