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Children's Fiction Imagination & Play

Sophia's Secrets

by (author) George M. Johnson

illustrated by Sara Casilda

Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Imagination & Play
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
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Do you have any secrets? Do you keep them all to yourself? Secrets can be a window to our souls, and, sometimes, sharing them, can help us bond with others.

Sophia has all kinds of secrets. Some she shares with her dog. Some with the breeze. Some with the sandbox or stars in the night sky. But the best secret of all is shared with her brother, Ben, in their tree fort.

A poetic story about a girl who shares different secrets in different ways. For readers ages 4 years and up.


About the authors

Contributor Notes

George M. Johnson grew up in Waterdown, Ontario, and in 1991 moved to Kamloops, B.C., where he enjoys canoeing, camping, and cross-country skiing. He has written award-winning plays and screenplays, as well as critically-acclaimed books. His picture book Sophia’s Secrets won the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association Children’s Story competition. George teaches creative writing and modern literature at Thompson Rivers University, as does his wife and collaborator, Nina. He tests all of his stories on their two kids, who somehow have become teenagers. Most of George’s work reflects his long-time advocacy of social justice, for which he received the YMCA Peace Medal in 2019.

Sara Casilda is an artist from Madrid, Spain. She has worked in various disciplines, including illustration, graphic design, murals, and photography. In addition, she’s interested in painting, writing, and animation. Her love of the arts led her to picture books. Sara’s first book, To Bed, to Bed, was a finalist in Clavis Publishing’s Key Colors competition. Her mixed media drawings begin with charcoal and graphite, are colored with watercolors or colored pencils, and are finished with digital touches. She loves nature and is deeply committed to the care of our planet.

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