Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress


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$17.99  $16.73
Groundwood Books
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8.0 X 0.5 X 10.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Christine Baldacchino is a graphic artist and web designer with a background in early childhood education. She lives in Toronto. Isabelle Malenfant has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, mixing mediums such as watercolor, pastel, and charcoal to create poetic and sensitive worlds. She lives in Montreal.


"Morris likes lots of things about school. He likes to paint. He likes to do puzzles. He likes the apple juice at snack time and singing the loudest during circle time. Most of all, Morris likes the dress-up center. And the tangerine dress." -- from the book
Stonewall Honor Book in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Selected for the American Library Association's Rainbow List
Finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
Finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Finalist for the Blue Spruce Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews selection for Best Picture Book Celebrating Diversity
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year

"Morris is a complex character whose creativity and personality shine. . . . Sensitive and reassuring." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[R]ather than presenting an overt message about gender identity, the book provides a subtle and refreshing glimpse at a boy who simply likes to dress up." -- School Library Journal

"Baldacchino doesn't sugar-coat the teasing and isolation Morris endures. . . . Malenfant showcases Morris's full emotional spectrum." -- Publishers Weekly

"Unlike some more messagey titles on the subject, this one provides Morris with a personality beyond his dress-loving nature, making him enjoyable literary company." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Baldacchino's gentle story sensitively depicts gender nonconforming children, offering them reassurance and, one hopes, acceptance by introducing other children to the concept." -- Booklist