Lily and the Paper Man

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Benoit, Renne
By (author): Upjohn, Rebecca
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Governor General’s Awards – Children’s Literature, Illustration (2007) Long-listed
Ontario Library Association - Blue Spruce Award (2008) Short-listed
ForeWord Book of the Year Award - Gold Children’s Picture Book (2007) Winner
Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Awards (2009) Short-listed
Publisher: Second Story Press
Published: September 2007
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 24
Size: 8.80in x 8.82in x 0.25in
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$ 15.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Walking home with her mother one day, Lily runs into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Lily is afraid of the man, but when the weather turns cold, she sees the Paper Man differently.
From The Publisher*A child overcomes her fear of a homeless man
From The Publisher*Walking with her mother on the way home from school one day, Lily runs straight into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Lily is afraid of the man, but when the weather turns cold, she starts to see the Paper Man differently-she sees his bare toes through the holes in his boots and his thin shirt through the holes in his coat. As she lies in her cozy bed at night, she wonders how the Paper Man stays warm. Then Lily comes up with a wonderful idea- she'll make him a gift of warm clothes.
Review Quote*Colorful unframed pictures, created in line and watercolor, juxtapose the ragged paper man on the sidewalk with Lily, her snug home, and her fun in the rain and snow. The compassionate, realistic story will involve preschoolers, who may recognize not only that the joy of stormy weather depends on having shelter but also that they can do something besides avert their eyes from someone else's suffering.
Review Quote*This sensitive, gentle tale with its bright, visceral illustrations is about homelessness and one child's reaction to the reality of it.
Review Quote*The book is neither saccharin nor preachy and avoids clichés, like one person can 'make a difference.'
From The Publisher*Walking with her mother on the way home from school one day, Lily bumps straight into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Frightened, Lily insists on taking the bus home every day for fear she will run into him again. But when the weather turns cold, Lily starts to see the Paper Man differently; she sees his bare toes through the holes in his boots and his thin shirt through the holes in his coat. As she lies in her warm bed at night, she wonders about the Paper Man and how he stays warm. Then Lily comes up with a wonderful idea... This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the heartwarming story of a child's giving heart.
Biographical NoteRenne Benoit has been drawing pictures since she could hold a crayon. She now works out of her home studio in St. Thomas, Ontario, where she lives with her husband, their daughter, and their dogs. Her recent work includes When-I-was-a-little-girl by Rachna Gilmore, Tale of a Great White Fish by Maggie de Vries, and Goodbye to Griffith Street by Marilynn Reynolds, which was shortlisted for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon award, and won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize in 2005.