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A Family Is a Family Is a Family Hardcover – Sep 1 2016

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books (Sept. 1 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554987946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554987948
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.6 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The broad diversity of family constellations is refreshing . . . A-plus fabulous. (Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW 2016-07-02)

This book is highly recommended ― not just for teachers in the classroom, but parents (and grandparents) in the home. (Montreal Gazette 2016-08-31)

Leng's drawings of domestic life are, like O'Leary's writing, winsome but never sentimental. Together they offer a straightforward, optimistic view of everyday modern life. (Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW 2016-07-18)

A sweet and tender tale that shows that families are composed of love regardless of how they may be configured. (School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW 2016-10-01)

Audacious and obvious both ... this Canadian import undoubtedly belongs on bookshelves everywhere. (BookDragon 2016-10-11)

Cheerful watercolor illustrations capture the fun and whimsy of this whole cast and make this book a delightful, unsubtle celebration of difference and variety. (Booklist 2016-10-06)

Parents will find this book useful in helping young children understand the different kinds of families they might encounter, while accepting and loving their own. (Canadian Children's Book News 2016-11-01)

About the Author

Sara O’Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books ― When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Small ― and This Is Sadie, all illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

Qin Leng lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and received the APALA Award for best picture book. Her most recent books include Away, written by Emil Sher, and A Family Is a Family Is a Family, written by Sara O’Leary, which was selected for USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List.

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