A Family Is a Family Is a Family

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Leng, Qin
By (author): O'Leary, Sara
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: September 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.50in x 8.50in
Our Price:
$ 24.50
Availability:
Available to order

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways - but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family.

As her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them - family of every shape, size and every kind of relation - the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, it is special.

A warm and whimsical look at many types of families, written by award-winning author Sara O'Leary, with quirky and sweet illustrations by Qin Leng.

From The Publisher*When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways - but the same in the one way that matters most of all.
Review Quote*The broad diversity of family constellations is refreshing . . . A-plus fabulous.
Biographical Note

Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books - When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Small - and This Is Sadie, all illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

Qin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Throughout her career, Qin has illustrated picture books, magazines and book covers with publishers around the world. Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, and received the APALA Award for best picture book.