Yellow writing over a dark blue background, a young boy with hands in his pockets and a slight smile strolls through the foreground while ominous clouds build in the background

Peanut Butter and Chaos

Anita Daher


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When twelve-year-old Sam is struck by a bolt of lightning out of a clear blue sky, he suddenly sees everything in pixels. His life is further upended by Flum, a non-binary being from a parallel world, a missing neighbour, and astonishing powers that may not last long. Science and magic collide as Sam races to solve a mystery and help Flum return home. But what happens when solving one mystery sparks another? 

Peanut Butter and Chaos is a middle grade fantasy grounded in science.

Praise for You Don’t Have to Die in the End

“the characters – therapists and troubled youth alike – have an inviting combination of snarkiness and depth” — Quill & Quire

“…many serious themes are woven into the story, but there is also the wonderful appreciation of what can be achieved if only people are given the time, encouragement and incentive to work out their problems and improve their lives.” — Highly Recommended by CM Magazine

“Daher paints a vivid and convincing picture here of a young person with a complicated and tragic history attempting to straighten out her life.” – Winnipeg Free Press

“Whether reading for pleasure, escape or insight, like me, you’ll be pleased with this purchase.” The Miramichi Reader

“A provocative and compelling story that will leave you both emotionally raw, and satisfied.” — Eric Walters, author of Walking Home, The Rule of Three

“…an important read that awards girls the right and space to feel and process anger.” – Ali Bryan, 49th Shelf

Click here to listen to Anita Daher read from You Don’t Have to Die in the End on CBC Manitoba!

Watch Anita Daher read the first page of You Don’t Have to Die in the End

Praise for Forgetting How to Breathe

Forgetting How to Breathe is a strong, engaging story of a young girl and her quest for stability in life. Tia’s journey is real and challenging. She is aware and sensitive to the path she is on, but has no way of foreseeing the series of events that will help her find focus and balance. As I read the story I thought about my own teen years and a part of me somehow felt that I could identify with Tia” – Fred Penner

“real and true to life … As the story moves along, [Anita Daher] does a good job of slowly revealing more and more background information about Tia and Tag’s relationship with their mother and their life situation with her. Tia’s relationship, hot and cold, with her foster mom also rings true to life as Tia wrestles with all of her emotions.” — Recommended by CM Magazine

Forgetting How To Breathe is an engaging story about a young woman coming to terms with the sometimes harsh realities of life, discovering who she is and what values she lives for, while learning to accept the love of the people and animals that surround her. In doing so, she discovers home.” – Lögberg-Heimskringla

Finalist – IODE Violet Downey Book Award 2019

Additional Information


Epub, Epub – Classroom License, Epub – Individual License, Epub – School License, Mobi, Paperback

About the Author

Anita Daher

Anita Daher is an author and actor based in Winnipeg, MB. She has been entrenched in the book publishing industry since 1995 and has sixteen books published in print, audio and e-book format in Canada, the United States. Anita is the former Chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada. When not writing, hiking, or puttering in her garden she can occasionally be found inhabiting characters on stage and screen.