Virginia Wolf

(Author) (Illustrator)
Product Details
$16.99  $15.80
Kids Can Press
Publish Date
9.0 X 11.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.08 pounds

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About the Author
Kyo Maclear is an award-winning writer and novelist. Her ever-growing list of acclaimed picture books for children includes Virginia Wolf, The Specific Ocean, The Liszts, Bloom, Story Boat and It Began with a Page. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Isabelle Arsenault is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for Illustration and has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award; her work has garnered her several more honors besides. She is the illustrator of Virginia Wolf; Jane, the Fox and Me; Cloth Lullaby; and Just Because, among many other books. Isabelle is also the author-illustrator of the A Mile End Kids Story series. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

... an ambitious story about girlish blues, sisterly differences and the healing power of art ...--The New York Times
Vanessa's act of love is recounted with grace and sensitivity in this remarkable collaboration.--Publisher's Weekly
Parents will enjoy sharing this book with their sometimes ?wolfish? children.--School Library Journal, Starred Review
Knowledge of Virginia Woolf and her painter-sister Vanessa Bell is unnecessary; this works beautifully as a bad-day/bad-mood or animal-transformation tale, while readers who know actual depression will find it handled with tenderly forceful aplomb.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
... the book is ultimately a feel-good celebration of the power of the imagination and art to create perfect places in the world when none can be found.--Booklist
... plum for adults ... a level of literary and biographical resonance to the tale of sisterly love.--Horn Book