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Virginia Wolf

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

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Description

Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a "wolfish" mood -- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing "so that what was down could climb up." Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages.

About the Authors
Kyo Maclear is an award-winning writer and novelist. Her first book for children, Spork, has received a number of honors, including a 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Isabelle Arsenault has illustrated several children's books, including Spork, My Letter to the World and Other Poems and Mr. Gaugin's Heart. She has received many awards for her work, including the Governor General's Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Winner, IBBY Honour List Children’s Books for 2014, Illustration, IBBY Canada
  • Winner, Outstanding International Book, USBBY
  • Commended, CCBC Choices, Cooperative Children’s Book Center
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Canadian Library Association
  • Winner, White Raven Award, International Youth Library
  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, IBBY Canada
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Governor General’s Literary Award, Children’s Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Commended, Best Bets, Picture Books, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Books of the Year, Quill & Quire

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