Audrey comes into Ray's life like an earthbound star. Everything about her is a bit far-out. And she's always in her own little world. So Ray decides that this unusual girl who has dropped into his neighborhood for the summer must be an alien.
As they become friends, Audrey takes Ray on a journey of discovery --- one that enables him to see his own planet in a new light. Soon, Ray can't imagine life on Earth without her.
Susan Hughes' poignant, gently humorous text and Stéphane Poulin's evocative, heartfelt illustrations capture the long childhood summer of discovery in a small town and depict a friendship that changed the lives of two lonely dreamers.
Susan Hughes an award-winning author, whose books for children include Case Closed?, No Girls Allowed, Earth to Audrey and Virginia. She has loved horses since she was a child and has long dreamed of setting a story on Sable Island. Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Stéphane Poulin is a children's book illustrator and artist. He has won both the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award for his work. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Earth to Audrey begs to be revisited again and again, not only for its superior design and eloquence, but also for its celebration of the extraordinary moments of ordinary life.—Quill & Quire
A sweet celebration of summer, of pleasantly unpredictable new friends and of the pleasures of taking fresh looks at everyday things.—Kirkus Reviews
(Poulin's illustrations) illuminate both the humor and the wonder in this deliciously non-sentimental picture book—The Toronto Star, Starred Review