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Peggy's Impossible Tale

Peggy's Impossible Tale

by Roy & Slavia Miki
  • courage-self-esteem
  • fiction
  • from-british-columbia

Peggy’s Impossible Tale is told by an extraordinary guinea pig—curious and determined, she finds the world of her adopted family full of wonder and adventure.

Peggy learns to communicate with them, forming a magical friendship with the young Lisa. She manages to overcome great obstacles, acquires unique skills, and basks in the joy of mastery.


Roy & Slavia Miki, author

Roy Miki is a celebrated writer and poet. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award, and is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. Dolphin SOS, his first book for young people, was written in collaboration with his wife, Slavia Miki, and was the winner of the BC Book Prize. He lives in Vancouver. Slavia Miki wrote Dolphin SOS with her husband, Roy. She had a career in primary education in Vancouver schools before putting her hand to writing.

Mariko Ando, illustrator

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She is an artist and illustrator, and has exhibited widely in Japan and Canada, garnering much critical acclaim. She is the illustrator of the award-winning book, The Princess Dolls, and has lived in Vancouver for many years.


  • Peggy’s Impossible Tale is ideal for young readers just starting to read chapter books. - Myra Junyk, CM Reviews
  • Full of action and surprises, Peggy learns how to communicate with the loving family that adopted her, and goes on to win a much coveted prize. “This simple, endearing story has universal appeal.” —starred review - Kirkus Reviews
  • Ando’s illustrations, and the book as a whole, are sincere, comedic, and evocative. - Quill & Quire Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Tradewind Books


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rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 6 - 9

number of pages: 56

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book