by O'Leary, Sara (Author)
"A young boy moves from the city, where there was always something to do and someone to do it with, to the country. His new home just isn't the same, but at least it's summertime -- flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Percy tastes wild s... Full description
"A young boy moves from the city, where there was always something to do and someone to do it with, to the country. His new home just isn't the same, but at least it's summertime -- flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Percy tastes wild strawberries, climbs trees and tries to catch fish in the river with his bare hands. Even at night, the garden is full of life. When he gets home, Percy likes to draw pictures of what he has seen that day. He collects interesting leaves and rocks, and insects in jars. Percy discovers that being alone doesn't have to be lonely, but explorers often share their findings. So, Percy creates a way to show his collection... Percy's Museum is a sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends."--
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Issued also in electronic formats.
Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. Her highly acclaimed picture books include Percy's Museum, illustrated by Carmen Mok; Night Walk, illustrated by Ellie Arscott; A Family Is a Family Is a Family, illustrated by Qin Leng (USBBY Outstanding International Books); and Maud and Grand-Maud, illustrated by Kenard Pak. She has also written This Is Sadie (adapted for the stage for New York City Children's Theater) and the award-winning series of Henry books, all illustrated by Julie Morstad. Sara writes for children's animation and teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. Visit https://saraoleary.ca/ .Carmen Mok is a studio-art graduate of the University of Waterloo and a craft and design graduate of Sheridan College. She illustrated Violet Shrink by Christine Baldacchino and Grandmother's Visit by Betty Quan, which was named an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Honor title. It was also a finalist for the IODE Ontario Jean Throop Book Award and an Ontario Library Association Best Bets Honourable Mention. Carmen's other books include A Stopwatch from Grampa by Loretta Garbutt and Cone Cat by Sarah Howden. She lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.