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category: Children's Fiction
published: Oct 2020
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Slow Moe

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

tagged: siblings, humorous stories, imagination & play

Life moves oh-so-slow when your little brother is a snail. It takes forever to do anything! Really, it’s enough to test the patience of even the most understanding big sister. But is Moe just slow or is there something else going on? With charming illustrations by Marianne Ferrer, award-winning author Deborah Kerbel has written a delightful story about love, support and the struggle for tolerance within the often tumultuous sibling relationship.

About the Authors

Deborah Kerbel is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several books for young people of all ages. Her books include Under the Moon which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award and Sun Dog (Pajama Press) which won the 2019 IODE Ontario Jean Throop Book Award and the Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award. Deborah was born in London, England, and raised in Toronto where she now lives with her family.

Marianne Ferrer was born in Venezuela and immigrated to Canada in 1998. After attending Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec, for illustration and design, she completed her education in graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Marianne has illustrated many books including Toucania (Monsier Ed), Mel and Mo's Marvelous Balancing Act (Annick Press) and The Invisible Garden (Orca). Her style is characterized by its charm, delicacy and depth. Marianne lives in Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
3 to 5
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

“Illustrations add an impressive level of visual appeal for readers who want to read stories about kids like themselves.”

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Both validates the individuality of difference and the role of others in appreciating this difference and in practicing empathy. Highly Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A sweet harangue...filled with wonderful details…Reminds readers that we are different people depending upon whom we are with and that familial relationships are complex and simple at the same time.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This book is a great book for anyone who has a sibling or has to deal with a different personality. It would be a fun tale to have in an elementary school or home library.”

— Must Read Literature

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