Books by Maxine Trottier

MIGRANT by Maxine Trottier
Released: March 1, 2011

"The designer merits a rap on the knuckles for hiding part of the author's explanatory afterword beneath a jacket flap, but on the whole is a moving, inventive and thoughtful look at a way of life many people share. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Trottier frames the outlook of a child in a family of migrant workers within a series of metaphors and similes. Read full book review >
THE LONG WHITE SCARF by Maxine Trottier
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Though the pictures are rich in color and detail, with a rosy Victorian glow, the text is a little too awkward in phrasing and oddly imagined to be a crowd-pleaser. (historical note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A fictional tale about a scarf that was never owned by Queen Victoria. Read full book review >
SISTER TO THE WOLF by Maxine Trottier
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Engrossing historical adventure featuring a memorable feminist heroine. (maps, author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
The pioneer-girl genre assumes a French Canadian flavor in this story of a 15-year-old girl's journey of self-discovery as she travels west through the wilderness of 1703. Read full book review >
THE PAINT BOX by Maxine Trottier
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fanciful and romantic story, vibrantly painted, providing children an opportunity to think about the making of art, the making of gender roles, and the making of history. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Venetian Renaissance painter Tintoretto had a daughter named Marietta, whom he dressed in boy's clothing so she could accompany him freely. Read full book review >