Uncle Holland

Jonarno Lawson (Author) Natalie Nelson (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.95  $16.51
Groundwood Books
Publish Date
April 11, 2017
10.0 X 0.3 X 8.6 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

JonArno Lawson's acclaimed picture book Sidewalk Flowers won the Governor General's Literary Award. He is a four-time winner of the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Children's Poetry. He is the author of numerous books for children and adults. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

Natalie Nelson's illustrations have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is the illustrator of The King of the Birds, a picture book written by Acree Graham Macam. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband.


Praise for Uncle Holland

"A delightfully offbeat testament to being delightfully offbeat." -- Booklist

"Sophisticated yet playful, this is an unusual, original work recommended for most picture book collections." -- School Library Journal

"Austere and quirky, with lots of room for conversations." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A good reminder that you don't have to be a figure of historical importance to have a captivating life story." -- Horn Book

Praise for Sidewalk Flowers

"A quiet, graceful book about the perspective-changing wonder of humble, everyday pleasures." -- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"An emotionally moving, visually delightful ode to the simple powers of observation and empathy. . . . A book to savor slowly and then revisit again and again." -- School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

Praise for The King of the Birds

"Readers with a taste for the quirky will flock to this tale" -- Kirkus