A Family Is a Family Is a Family

Sara O'Leary (Author) Qin Leng (Illustrator)
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Description

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 is full of stepsiblings, and another has a new baby.

As one by one, 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, her family is special.

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

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
September 13, 2016
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.7 X 0.5 X 10.2 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781554987948

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About the Author

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 has published numerous picture books in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Sweden, Hong Kong and South Korea. She has also illustrated for Save the Children and UNICEF.

Reviews

USBBY's Outstanding International Books List

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
"The broad diversity of family constellations is refreshing . . . A-plus fabulous." -- Kirkus, starred review

"Leng's drawings of domestic life are, like O'Leary's writing, winsome but never sentimental. Together they offer a straightforward, optimistic view of everyday modern life." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A sweet and tender tale that shows that families are composed of love regardless of how they may be configured." -- School Library Journal, starred review