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leftover kid

The Leftover Kid
(A Northern Lights Young Novel)
Red Deer College Press, 1997
ISBN 0-88995-160-8
$9.95 pbk



When Willa's mother marries the Prime Minister of Canada, Willa suddenly acquires fame and five identical stepsisters.  Thanks to Willa, things at the Prime Minister's house will never be the same again.


  • nominated for a Red Cedar Book Award 2000
  • CBC Books-For-Kids List (July 1998)
  • translated into Swedish as Den Sjatte Systern  (Wahstroms Bokforlag, AB, 1998)


“Stanbridge has created a tale that manages to deal with the serious subject of divorce and remarriage and its effects on the family in a way that is both sensitive and rib-ticklingly funny.”  Ottawa Citizen

“The Leftover Kid is funny, it’s witty, it’s blessedly without a message of any kind, and Stanbridge carries it all off beautifully.”  Globe and Mail


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