The Magic Clothesline
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Robin is sad! His dad is away on a business trip and will miss his birthday. But when Robin finds an envelope filled with red licorice hanging on the family clothesline, he's convinced it is a gift from his dad. His daddy always buys him red licorice!
As other envelopes arrive on the clothesline, Robin begins to believe the clothesline is magic. But in the end, the power of brotherly love and the tight bond of family give Robin all he needs to feel better with his dad's time away from home.
A Note to Parents offers more strategies for bridging the miles while a parent is away and helping children learn to deal with the challenges of short separations.
Andrée Poulin would read from morning to night if she could. After working as a journalist for many years, she went into international development. Her love of reading is what brought her to writing.
She has written award-winning picture books and novels for children from 4–14 years old. Her stories deal with friendship, empathy, tolerance, poverty, and solidarity.
By setting her stories in Canada, Africa, and Asia, she takes her readers on adventures discovering other cultures. She believes books can change the world.
She loves to share her passion for reading and writing with children, and gives workshops for kids in schools and libraries.