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Groundwood Books
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10.8 X 0.4 X 8.7 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Emil Sher writes prose and plays for the young and the once-were-young. His first young adult novel, Young Man with Camera, was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award and was a CLA Book of the Year for Children Award Honour Book. Other works include Mittens to Share, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, and two board books called A Button Story and A Pebble Story. Emil is a laureate of the 2014 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Literature and a gold medal at the New York International Festival. Emil has written acclaimed stage adaptations of Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine and Ian Brown's The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown.

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. Her most recent books include Happy Birthday, Alice Babette, written by Monica Kulling, and A Family Is a Family Is a Family, written by Sara O'Leary.


Praise for Away
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
Cooperative Children's Book Center Best of the Year
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens
Denver Public Library Best Children's and Teen Books

"Leng's breathy illustrations exude the easy energy of the characters while bringing their deceptively simple notes to full emotional life ... Untrammeled and honest." -- Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

"With intricate images to pore over, this enchanting and original title is ideal for one-on-one sharing and the perfect antidote for children dreading their first overnight trip. Superb." -- School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"With an entertainingly offbeat storytelling format and fantastic artwork full of eye-catching details ... this endearing picture book with an empowering message of bravery will surely resonate with little ones nervous about their own burgeoning independence." -- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

Praise for A Button Story (written by Emil Sher)

"A simple story about art and ingenuity unfolds through sparse text and clever illustrations... A sweet, unassuming tale for adult and child to share." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Happy Birthday, Alice Babette (illustrated by Qin Leng)

"Leng's airy ink drawings bring just the right chic Parisian energy to this odd-couple story." -- Publishers Weekly