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Badir and the Beaver

Written by Shannon Stewart & illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
Published by Orca Book Publisher
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I t’s Ramadan, a time to focus on good deeds and to fast, and Badir and his brother, Anis, are out for a walk one evening while they wait for their iftar meal. In the park Badir sees a rat. A very, very large rat. He soon learns it’s actually a beaver, an animal that doesn’t live in Tunisia, the country Badir and his family have emigrated from. It turns out that some of the neighbors who enjoy the park think this beaver is a bit of a pest, but Badir thinks it’s wonderful and learns everything he can about the iconic Canadian animal. When a petition is started to remove the beaver, Badir, who knows firsthand how difficult it is to leave your home behind, rallies his classmates to save it. And with a little help from new friends, the kids learn that collaboration and faith can change the way we think about the world.

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Book Topics › Tunisians
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Who Wrote Badir and the Beaver

Shannon Stewart

<strong>Shannon Stewart</strong> teaches in a francophone school in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she has had the opportunity to meet and learn from students all over the world. She is the author of <i>Sea Crow</i> (Orca, 2004), <i>Alphabad: An Alphabet Book for Wicked Children!</i> (Key Porter Books, 2005) and <i>Captain Jake</i> (Orca, 2008). She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.

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Who Illustrated Badir and the Beaver

Sabrina Gendron

<strong>Sabrina Gendron</strong> has a degree in visual arts from Cégep de Ste-Foy, as well as 2D/3D animation from Coll&egravege Bart. She loves to work on animation and visual arts projects and has illustrated a number of French-language books. Her art is colorful and lively and will make you want to dive into the worlds she has created. Sabrina lives in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. For more information, visit or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @sab.gendron.

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