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About the Author
JON-ERIK LAPPANO's debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, won the Governor General's Literary Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award and Japan's Sakura Medal. He has also written Maggie's Treasure, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, to wide acclaim, and Song for the Snow, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler. Jon-Erik lives in Stratford, Ontario, with his family.
JOSÉE BISAILLON has illustrated more than forty picture books, and she has been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award four times. The Snow Knows by Jennifer McGrath won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and was a finalist for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Josée has also illustrated Martin and the River by Jon-Erik Lappano and Out into the Big Wide Lake by Paul Harbridge. She lives with her family near Montreal, Quebec.
May this book inspire families to spend hours in the local parks so they can join Martin in his enjoyment of all things natural.-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
Celebrates the wonderful connection kids can have with nature wherever they live.-- "TIFA Blog"
Told with heart.-- "CLCD Children's Literature"
Impactful ... it touches on big ideas of adapting to change and of our relationships with nature.-- "CanLit for LittleCanadians Blog"