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Me and Mr. Mah

by Andrea Spalding, illustrated by Janet Wilson

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Description

Ian finds more than just a new friend--he finally discovers in himself the courage to accept change. When Ian's parents separate, he moves with his mother to the city, a thousand miles away from the prairie wheat farm he calls home. With no friends and a bleak moonscape of a backyard to play in, Ian has only an old shoe box of objects from his past life to keep him company. But after he peeks through the fence to the lush garden next door, Ian is inspired to start digging his own little plot. And when he meets Mr. Mah, the old man who owns the garden, Ian is surprised to learn they have a lot in common. Also displaced from the original home he misses, Mr. Mah keeps his own box of memories of his past in China. And as they share stories about their distant homes, Ian finds more than just a new friend--he finally discovers in himself the courage to accept change.

About the Authors

Andrea Spalding is the author (with Georgina Montgomery) of The Pender Palate (Loon Books, 1992) and Andrea & David Spalding wrote The Flavours of Victoria (Orca, 1994) as well as a guide book to the islands. Andrea and David are married and live on Pender Island, and between them are authors of more than forty books.

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Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for Jasper's Day, Canadian Information Book of the Year for her artwork in In Flanders Fields, and she is the first non-native artist to be awarded the Native Reading Week Award for her illustrations in Solomon's Tree. Janet is a career artist known for her fine art commissioned portraits and still life paintings. For more information, visit www.janetwilson.ca.

 

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