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A WRINKLE IN TIME | New Trailer | Official Disney - a book/moviewrap










Newest "A Wrinkle in Time" Trailer


Unwrapping "A Wrinkle In Time"


Whether familiar with the cult-classic novel by Madeleine L’Engle, or experiencing this enthralling story for the first time, audiences young and old will encounter an original, heart-warming, and visually captivating cinematic event.

With an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey bringing the intriguing characters to life, A WRINKLE IN TIME offers a distinctive new world and will cut through as the fresh and original choice on the big screen next spring.


 I used to teach this book as part of the middle-school curriculum and I truly loved it.  The kids were enthralled from the very first paragraph as Madeline L'Engle has a magical way with words.  Here are some unforgettable quotes from her book as cited from bookriot.com






“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”
“I do not know everything; still many things I understand.”
“The only way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly.” 






Like and equal are not the same thing at all.”
“It seemed to travel with her, to sweep her aloft in the power of song, so that she was moving in glory among the stars, and for a moment she, too, felt that the words Darkness and Light had no meaning, and only this melody was real.” 
“If you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy.” 
“I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”






“A book, too, can be a star, ‘explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,’ a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”
“Only a fool is not afraid.” 
“The truth is that I hate to think about other people reading my books,” Miranda said. “It’s like watching someone go through the box of private stuff that I keep under my bed.” 
“Experiment is the mother of knowledge.”











“Silence fell between them, as tangible as the dark tree shadows that fell across their laps and that now seemed to rest upon them as heavily as though they possessed a measurable weight of their own.”

“There’s nothing left except to try.”

“There will no longer be so many pleasant things to look at if responsible people do not do something about the unpleasant ones.” 
“To love is to be vulnerable; and it is only in vulnerability and risk—not safety and security—that we overcome darkness.”









About tomorrow.  I will be discussing "Why it took 54 years to turn "A Wrinkle in Time" into a movie".   



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"A Wrinkle in Time" - a bookwrap







It's coming...
But first... the book!  


Unwrapping




"A Wrinkle in Time"
by Madeleine L'Engle

Ages: 10-14
Grade Level: 6+


Unwrapping some fun facts about the book


* first published in 1962
*science fantasy
*awards: Newbery Medal (1963) ,  Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee  (1964). Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award (1964) (1965), Lewis Arrow Shelf Award, and was runner up for Hans Christian Anderson Award
*this is the first book in L'Engle's "Time Quintet" series 
*has 2,821 customer reviews on Amazon
*according to Amazon Author Rank #40 Overall in top 100 authors, #4 in Books for teens, #40 in Books, and # 18 for Most Sold books
*Goodreads has recorded 697,103 Ratings and 22,029 Reviews



 Praise for the book



“Yoo's cover art is enchanting.” ―Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (blog)
“A coming of age fantasy story that sympathizes with typical teen girl awkwardness and insecurity, highlighting courage, resourcefulness and the importance of famiyl ties as key to overcoming them.” ―Carol Platt Liebau, author, in the New York Post
“An exhilarating experience.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“This imaginative book will be read for a long time into the future.” ―Children's Literature



About the book


This is Book 1 of the Time Quintet Series


It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. 

To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 major motion picture from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. The movie will hit theatres March 9th. 



Introducing the talented author




Madeleine was born on November 29th, 1918, and spent her formative years in New York City. Instead of her school work, she found that she would much rather be writing stories, poems and journals for herself, which was reflected in her grades (not the best). However, she was not discouraged.

At age 12, she moved to the French Alps with her parents and went to an English boarding school where, thankfully, her passion for writing continued to grow. She flourished during her high school years back in the United States at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, vacationing with her mother in a rambling old beach cottage on a beautiful stretch of Florida Beach.

She went to Smith College and studied English with some wonderful teachers as she read the classics and continued her own creative writing. She graduated with honors and moved into a Greenwich Village apartment in New York. She worked in the theater, where Equity union pay and a flexible schedule afforded her the time to write! She published her first two novels during these years—A Small Rain and Ilsa—before meeting Hugh Franklin, her future husband, when she was an understudy in Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard. They married during The Joyous Season.

She had a baby girl and kept on writing, eventually moving to Connecticut to raise the family away from the city in a small dairy farm village with more cows than people. They bought a dead general store, and brought it to life for 9 years. They moved back to the city with three children, and Hugh revitalized his professional acting career.

As the years passed and the children grew, Madeleine continued to write and Hugh to act, and they to enjoy each other and life. Madeleine began her association with the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where she was the librarian and maintained an office for more than thirty years. After Hugh’s death in 1986, it was her writing and lecturing that kept her going. She lived through the 20th century and into the 21st and wrote over 60 books. She enjoyed being with her friends, her children, her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. Sadly, she passed away on September 6, 2007, at a nursing home in Litchfield, Connecticut. 

  





I will be discussing more about L'Engle's incredible writing talents and her wisdom in the up-coming days.  I will highlight the movie so you will be well versed in the plot and ready to take your kids to enjoy a wonderful kid's classic that both young and old will adore.  You still have time to get a copy of the book and read through it.  It is always my opinion to read the book first then go see the movie.  Always!  I love reviewing classics for you to enjoy. 






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"Davy's Summer Vacation!" - a bookwrap







Yahooooooo!  It's summer.  Let's take a vacation. 


Unwrapping




Davy's Summer Vacation!

(Book #6 of Davy)
Illustrated by: Eve Tharlet

For Ages: 4 - 8
        Pub Date 05 Jun 2018


Unwrapping some wonderful, fun illustrations for you to peek at
































About the book




Wendy Wildgoose flies over for a visit with her friend Davey, an adorable little rabbit, and tells him all about her fabulous summer vacation at the beach.   Inspired by her story Davy immediately wants to go there too.  Unfortunately he and his family cannot fly like geese, and their wagon is too weak to carry all their luggage....but wait!!!! They all have strong legs and that just might be their mode of transportation. 

After trying to figure out ways to make the highly anticipated vacation work his family finally comes to the conclusion that a beach holiday is definitely out.  They have run into too many obstacles and they put that dream to rest. 

They are all disappointed and very sad because they are all pumped to go... but wait!!! Davy has a fantastic idea that will turn their frowns into wide, happy smiles.  He encourages them to come along and join him on a wonderful trip that simulates beach fun and   will make wonderful memories for the family.   Will they trust him enough to blindly follow him on this quest and finally get the long-awaited vacation they deserve?  

This book is about close family ties, problem solving, not giving in to defeat or giving up on your dreams.   The illustrations are detailed, full of action and expression making the story animated to the reader.  I highly recommend this book.  




Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!







Introducing the author







Brigitte Weninger was born in Kufstein, Austria, and spent twenty years working as a kindergarten teacher before trying her hand at writing. She has since published more than fifty books, which have been translated into thirty languages worldwide. She continues to be heavily involved in promoting literacy and storytelling.









About the illustrator









Eve Tharlet is the illustrator of over 150 books for children, including the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox series. Although born in Alsace, Ms. Tharlet grew up in Germany, taking courses in printmaking and screen-printing in Berlin before studying illustration in Strasbourg. She has illustrated all kinds of children¿s products, including miniature books and calendars, games and magazines, schoolbooks and classic fairy tales. She is married and has two sons, and lives in the hilly countryside of Brittany. She also won the Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novel for Youth Award.





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"Little Polar Bear Takes a Stand" - a bookwrap







Three friends bravely join together and take a stand for what's right.  Timed to coincide with Little Polar Bears 30th Anniversary. 



Praise

Little polar bear Lars is back—and this time, he needs to stop humans from depleting his fishing grounds...Scientific facts blend seamlessly with the fantasy of literal animal activists. 
– Vicky Smith, Kirkus Reviews





Unwrapping




Little Polar Bear Takes a Stand

(Book #11 of LITTLE POLAR BEAR)

For Ages: 4 - 8
 Grades P - 3
NorthSouth Books/ February 6, 2018





Unwrapping some great illustrations for you to enjoy


























About the book





      Lars, a spunky little polar bear, discovers that humans have invaded his territory, his precious fishing bay, resulting in a grave depletion of fish that the animals so desperately need to survive.  This is just not right!  Bravely he steps forward to intervene and save the creatures that live there.  

      Isa a tern, and Robbie a seal, rally their family and friends to join Lars in this just cause and the war against injustice is on.   They hatch successful plans to obliterate the human presence and send them packing thus restoring the wealth of food that the fishing bay provides for the animals.  

      The book introduces young readers to the perils of global warming and the dire consequences that can occur because of it. It also shines a light on how humans can disrupt the ecosystem causing the web and flow of animal life to become unbalanced and their very existence endangered.  The book encourages and inspires those affected to rise up, take action and become a part of the solution to the problem before it is too late to act.  

      The author with his wonderful artwork and meaningful text has done an exemplary job of getting his message understood by kids and explaining to them that no matter how small or insignificant you think you are, your voice can be heard and you can make a difference in your world.  




Storywraps Rating ...  5 +++ HUGS!!!!!







Introducing the author/illustrator





        

         

      Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He began to draw when he went to school, mostly when the lessons got too boring. In college, he studied history, but he was drawing so many pictures during the lectures that he decided to become an artist. He went on to study illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam . Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success and have been published in eighteen languages in 27 countries.






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"Emma has a Dilemma!" - a bookwrap







A pronoun is a word that is used instead of a noun or noun phrase. 

Pronouns refer to nouns that have already been mentioned or are about to be mentioned. 

Today's book will create new memories for those who haven't been introduced in school to nouns and pronouns and bring back memories for those who did.  Be ready to learn....



Unwrapping





Authored by mother/daughter team
Dana and Amber Wall

Illustrated by Phillip Orozco 


Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations for you
























About the book




Poor Emma is in meltdown mode because she receives her first ever "F" on a grammar test.  The test is on nouns and pronouns and she fails it miserably.  Her parents will not be happy and she certainly isn't either with that low grade. What is she to do? She just doesn't get it. 

Magically Wizard Jake appears to her and takes matters into his capable hands.  He brilliantly starts to school Emma on the proper use of a noun and a pronoun and luckily she is very smart and grasps what he is teaching her lickity-split.  

Can she go to her teacher now that she understands and request a make-up test to raise her score or will her plea be refused and she will be left with that wretched "F" on her school record forever? 

I am sure this is a book that school-aged kids can totally relate to.  This mother/daughter duo has made these concepts both educational and  highly entertaining.  The illustrations are crisp, expressive and poignant.  Being an educator myself I would have been very proud to include this book in my classroom when I was an elementary school teacher, in my school library when I was a librarian, and as one who would recommend it to my staff and parents when I was an acting principal.  

The book is written in understandable language and the illustrations enrich the concepts greatly.  I did have trouble with the rhyming component as I found it awkward and forced.  Personally I feel it would have been better to leave that aspect out.  

All-in-all "Emma has a Dilemma!" is a very good alternative to a boring lesson scratched out on the chalkboard regarding nouns and pronouns.  



Storywraps Rating - 4 HUGS!!!!







Introducing the authors





Dana Wall and Amber Wall love writing. Due to their love of writing, they decided it would so much fun to teach writing and more specifically grammar to children as young as 4-8. So they created the book Emma Has A Dilemma! to teach children about nouns and pronouns. As soon as Dana and Amber created this one book, the ideas started growing so they created a whole series of five books that teach different lessons in grammar. Emma Beams During A Wonderful Dream! Emma's All Gloom As She Cleans Her Room! Emma Feels Really Uncool in Summer School And Emma Janes goes on a Plane! Dana and Amber live in Manhattan Beach, CA and this mother-daughter writing team spend many hours reading and writing together. As they've gone their own ways, Dana just started an MFA Program in Creative Writing at Goddard College in Vermont while Amber is the editor in chief of The Anchor Newspaper at Marymount High School in Los Angeles. Amber is applying to college and hopes she can balance her love for writing with her love for Math and Physics.





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"A Song of Four Seasons" - a bookwrap











We, who are blessed to have four seasons in our lives, will understand the joy exhibited in today's featured book.  Come with me as I unveil a sweet book that small kids will surely enjoy.





Unwrapping






Authored and illustrated by
Helen H. Wu



Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations for you to peek at










































About the book


Four sweet teddies take you through the four seasons of the year using rhyme and charming visuals.  

The seasons are beautifully presented as the four engage in seasonal activities. 

In Spring they pick flowers and observe fluttering butterflies and buzzing bees. In Summer the unbearable heat encourages them to take refuge on a sandy beach to play and splash in the water which  cools them off.  As Autumn moves in the wind blows crisp, the leaves turn red and fall to the ground, the geese migrate south and the teddies participate in a fun harvest party.  Lastly, Winter encompasses the earth.  The snow and freezing cold force the four to gather up their warm blankets and snuggle together as the Sandman beckons them forth for a long winter's sleep.  

The illustrations fit perfectly and enrich the melodious text.  The colour pallet is calm and gentle making it a perfect book to read before tucking your little one in for the night.  "A Song of Four Seasons" is a celebration of the diversity of the seasons. 



Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!







About the author







Helen H. Wu, was born and raised in Hefei, China. Helen took private lessons and studied drawing for more than ten years beginning at age six. She attended Renmin University of China, majoring in Public Management, after that she came to the United States to study Applied Economics. During her school days Helen traveled to many places in Asia, Europe and North America. These journeys exposed her to various cultures and arts, while providing inspiration for her artistic creativity. Helen's love of art is deep rooted. She taught herself graphic design and after graduation she opened her own art studio. Helen started to illustrate children's books in 2011. Currently she is a freelance artist living in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and a lab pup.

"I'm a graphic designer, children's book illustrator and writer. Art is a world that I can escape into that is dreamy, expansive, expressive, and timeless. I enjoy exploring various art mediums which includes: acrylics; pen and ink; pencil; digital and mixed media. My artworks are inspired by the unique elements of everyday life, my Labrador pup Bear, the amazing people I meet, nature itself, novels I read, movies I watch and music I listen to. "
----Helen H. Wu

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"Hooray for Grandma!" - a bookwrap










Unwrapping







"Hooray for Grandma!" 

Authored by Beatrice Masini
Illustrated by Guilia Zaffaroni

Ages:  3-8
Grade Levels:  PS-3



Unwrapping some fun illustrations











































About the book



The little girl who narrates the story simply adores her grandma.  The special bond between grandma and granddaughter is a very strong one.

She explains to the reader why she holds her grandma in such high esteem.  Why even though grandma talks a lot... a lot..., her grandma is very knowledgeable when it comes to words (both of this world and world's beyond), she is physically fit to the max, she loves culture, both movies and art galleries, she has amazing artistic talents herself, she hates cooking and orders in often,  she has plenty of friends (she is the most colourful of them all), and she is a wonderful reader and proponent of bookstores and storytelling, just to name a few. 

Grandma teaches her beloved granddaughter about her life and their family life through the wonderful treasures that she has stashed away in her drawers. These secrets are imbedded in necklaces, bracelets, and a doll the belonged to her daughter.  She relates familial stories to her sweet granddaughter who is eager to listen and learn from the astute matriarch.  The little girl comes to the realization that her grandma is a treasure herself and someone she would love to emulate in her own life.  

This book is part of the "Hooray for Family" series. These books are a celebration of childhood in all its beautiful forms and I highly recommend them. 




Storywraps Rating  -  5 HUGS!!!!! 






Introducing the author







Masini was born in Milan. She is a well-known and successful writer of books for children and teens, translated into over 20 languages, from Finnish to Thai. She works as an editor in an Italian publishing group and has translated books such as the Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling. In 2004 she received the prestigious Andersen Prize as best children's author of the year. " " " "Oonagh Stransky was born in Paris in 1967 and currently lives in Tuscany. She has translated fiction, poetry and essays for both British and American publishers. The Watercolourist is the second novel that she has team-translated with her daughter, Clarissa Ghelli. Clarissa Ghelli was born in Italy in 1990, attended college in Rome, and is currently doing graduate work in Art Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University, in New York City.





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Postcard Happiness Project - an infowrap




Postcard Happiness Project - an infowrap




Postcard happiness is a site dedicated to encouraging the sending postcards.

The idea is to explore the potential of postcard exchanges in various forms not limited to:
Sending kindness & encouragement where it’s needed most with the postcard happiness project:

Encouraging the world to focus their positive energy onto a small rectangular piece of postcard and sending it to people who could physically and emotionally benefit from a little encouragement or acknowledgement in the form of kind, written words from strangers and friends.




Go to:  http://postcardhappiness.com




Who is responsible for such a great idea?



Postcard Happiness Project - an infowrap


I’m Tatjana, a graphic designer/ illustrator/ photographer/ adventurer/ with a passion for postcards, travel, ice cream and languages.






Unwrapping what it's all about



The postcard happiness project is a free initiative that enables us to send postcards to others who could benefit from a little postal kindness. It is about potential happiness. It’s not meant to make you sad about challenging times. It’s designed to lift your spirits in the knowledge that there’s something small and inexpensive that you can do to lift a stranger’s spirits in a big way somewhere out there.

· I post stories/ profiles of real people who could do with a little encouragement or support in the form of friendly, physical postcards.

· You and others can check out the website, pick a person you resonate with, take down their postal address and send them a friendly postcard (like in the good old days).

· That person receives a friendly postcard from someone (you) across the globe whom they have or have never met and they feel super happy. Or… even better, that person’s postbox is filled with friendly postcards from people around the world and their spirits are lifted. Mission accomplished.

· It’s free. The only costs to this project is the postcard (which you can make from images or photographs you have at home) and the stamp.


Who does it benefit? 


If you know someone who could do with a little support or love or celebration for any reason right now, send me their story and their postal address. I’ll put the story up on this page and voila, the ball is rolling. We can send happy people postcards too so if you know someone who has recently achieved some great personal goal, send me their details. It would be great if they received congratulations from a bunch of us.
Also if you have any suggestions or feedback feel free to let me know.


Unwrapping one creative idea for the design of your postcard
(many more on the website) 



Creating postcards using Postick:



Extracting the potential postcards that exist in “mundane” objects such as newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, flyers, drawings, packaging (and the list goes on). Turning these object into meaningful postcards by simply pasting a Postick on the back.
Join the postcard revolution :)


Things you could turn into
postcards with Postick:


· Photographs
· Drawings
· Flyers
· Invitations to events
· Fabric
· Vintage photographs
· Collaged bits & pieces
· Beautiful cardboard tea packaging
· Vintage/ used postcards
· Cut-out posters
· Nice gift wrap (but only if it’s nice)
· Torn-off corner of a Parisian paper place-mat 
· Magazine clippings
· Doodles on a paper serviette
· Torn-out page from a daily planner
· Kids drawings
· Paper menus
· Pages from old discarded books
· A section of a map
· Old concert tickets
· Pressed flowers
· Cardboard chocolate packaging
· Baby announcement photos
· Wedding pics



 Tatjana has also designed beautiful postcards to purchase.  



Postcard Happiness Project - an infowrap




Postcard Happiness Project - an infowrap




Postcard Happiness Project - an infowrap




I love the whole idea and implementation of being a goodwill ambassador and sending words of kindness and encouragement to those who need some love in their life's journey.  Please check the website out and please participate if you feel lead to do so.  

What a wonderful caring and challenging project.  Words are very powerful and they can literally change a person's life.  They dispense hope and a sense of care whether they are for someone battling depression or celebrating with someone who has made a great achievement or is having a birthday.  Words of happiness are always in fashion and the right thing to do.     

Great work Tatjana.  Pass happiness on everyone. Let's change our world into a positive and uplifting one by making people feel special and showering them with happiness. 




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'Wallpaper" - a bookwrap





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"Wallpaper"
Created by Thao Lam

Ages:  4-7
Grade Level:  PS-3




Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations 




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About the book





This beautiful wordless picture book is the epitome of talent - starring Thao Lam's signature paper collage style illustrations. 

A shy young girl moves into a new home, and being new, doesn't know any of the kids in her neighbourhood.  She can hear them chatting and playing outside her window but she is too shy and apprehensive to go outside and meet them.  

She feels so lonely and sad.  She retreats to her room and idly starts scratching away at her wallpaper.  As the tear gets bigger she discovers a portal into a magical world of strange characters and exciting adventures. 

 While visiting there she interacts with flying birds, frogs splashing about in their pond, and a flock of funky looking sheep.  Then the unthinkable happens... she finds herself in danger (or so she imagines) by an alien-like monster who starts chasing her.  Oh my!  She is very frightened and runs to get away from him.  Then it dons on her that he is not threatening her at all but only wants to befriend her.  She does an about turn and bravely approaches him and says "hello!"  Thereafter they romp and interact and have a wonderful happy playtime together. 

When she returns to her reality in her bedroom she discovers she has been emboldened by the wallpaper encounters and with a courageous heart she approaches the kids outdoors and says, "hello!"

This book is perfect to share and discuss.  It will encourage and inspire kids to overcome their fears, overpower obstacles and step out into life and say "hello!"  The illustrations are truly amazing and I love the interaction between the little girl's imagination and her reality.   "Wallpaper" is creative on so many levels and a book I  highly recommend.  


Storywraps Rating ...  5+++ HUGS!!!!!




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Introducing the author/illustrator




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Thao Lam has been creating pictures for as long as she can remember. For her, drawing has always felt as natural as breathing. She has an insatiable love for coloured and textured papers, which she uses to create her exuberant collages.

Passionate about children’s books, Thao is especially interested in visual storytelling. She draws inspiration from the stories she hears, from the beauty in everyday things, and from the work of the many illustrators she admires. As an art buyer for an educational publishing company, she has the opportunity to work with thousands of different artists from all around the world.

Since studying illustration for three years at Sheridan College in Toronto, Thao has developed her dual careers of illustrating and art buying. Her art works have appeared in publications such as Cricket and Highlight magazines. In 2008, she won the Highlights Five Pewter Plate award for verse illustration of the year. She has twice been chosen for the American Illustration Awards.





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