|From The Publisher*||While banished to a dusty study one day "to think things over", a boy pulls a book off a shelf and with great reluctance begins to read. As the afternoon passes, the story nabs him and carries him away. Before long, this good little book becomes his loyal companion, accompanying him everywhere ... until, one day, the book is lost. Will this bad little boy get back his good little book? Will the good little book survive on its own without a proper jacket? A quirky, enchanting tale of literary love and loss -- and love found again -- that will win the heart of even the most reluctant reader.|
|Biographical Note||Kyo Maclear is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author for big people and little people. Her previous picture books for children include Julia, Child; Mr. Flux; Spork; and Virginia Wolf, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. The Letter Opener, her first novel for adults, won the K.M. Hunter Artists Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her most recent novel, Stray Love, appeared on several notable "Best of 2012" lists. She lives in Toronto with singer and composer David Wall and their two children.Residence: Toronto, ON Hometown: Toronto, ON Author Site: www.kyomaclearkids.com |
Marion Arbona was born in France in the early eighties. After obtaining an animation film diploma from the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs of Paris, she settled in Montreal. Thanks to a pair of good winter boots, she endures the cold weather and devotes herself to her art. She has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including, most recently, Sam's Pet Temper, and her work has been honored in several international competitions. Visit her online at marionarbona.com.