Let's Get To Know...
Hi! Welcome to this week's episode of all about canadian books. Let's start with getting to know award-winning writer Andrea Curtis, her latest book is City Streets Are for People and its brilliant illustrator is Emma FitzGerald.
Andrea Curtis’ children’s non-fiction titles include A Forest in the City and City of Water in the ThinkCities series, Eat This! (starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal) and What’s for Lunch? (VOYA’s Honor List). She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Emma FitzGerald is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Hand Drawn Halifax and Hand Drawn Vancouver. She has illustrated EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street and A Pocket of Time, an IBBY Canada Cleaver Award nominee. She lives in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
And there's more. Watch Andrea and Emma answer a series of quick questions.
The Story Behind the Book
Can you imagine a city where streets are for people? Thanks to Andrea and Emma, YES, I can! And, I like it!
City Streets Are for People is the latest book in the ThinkCites series. According to Andrea, "It's a kid-friendly manifesto about reclaiming our streets for people and sustainable transportation!”
Like many adults, I still adore children's books. And I've always wondered about the author illustrator collaboration. So I found it REALLY interesting to to speak with them. Andrea and Emma provide some fascinating insight into what happens when two creative minds come together.
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