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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Leaving Mr. Humphries

by (author) Alison Lohans

illustrated by Gretchen Ehrsam

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Toys, Dolls, Puppets, Emotions & Feelings
Recommended Age
3 to 10
Recommended Grade
p to 5
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price

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Josh's mom thinks Josh is too old for Mr. Humphries, his teddy bear. But when Josh has to stay at the summer cottage with Grandpa, it's Mr. Humphries who keeps him company at night in the attic room, on the long dark walks to the outhouse, and even for boat rides on the lake. When Mr. Humphries has anadventure of his own, Josh isn't sure he's ready to let him go.

About the authors

Alison Lohans is an award-winning, internationally published author of many books for young people, most recently "River Rat" and "This Land We Call Home," which won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature. She has also worked as a writing instructor and a music teacher, and served as Writer in Residence in addition to doing hundreds of author talks across Canada. Born and raised in central California, Alison immigrated to Canada during the Vietnam War years. She has two grown sons and gets great enjoyment from her passion for music, playing cornet, recorder and cello in several amateur groups in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Gretchen Ehrsam is a lifelong artist, printmaker and calligrapher who is always experimenting with new media in her quest to keep learning more. She illustrated Leaving Mr. Humphries (YNWP, 2013) and The 1-Dogpower Garden Team (YNWP, 2021), both by Alison Lohans, and is the cover illustrator for poetry books by Mark Newman. Gretchen teaches at the “Letters of Joy” calligraphy conference, and art classes for adults at Eureka Sally's gallery. Alison Lohans and Gretchen Ehrsam are cousins.

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