Virginia Wolf (Hardcover)

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By Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
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Loosely based on Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa, this picture book is a beautiful tale of sisterhood, moodiness, and creativity.  When Virginia feels sad, Vanessa struggles to cheer her up--then she paints her a beautiful new world for them to share.  Lovely, sweet and tender.  This is a wonderful choice for sensitive, creative children.

— From Sarah

Description


Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a ?wolfish? mood --- growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing ?so that what was down could climb up.? Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages.

About the Author


Kyo Maclear is an award-winning writer and novelist. Her first book for children, Spork, has received a number of honors, including a 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Isabelle Arsenault has illustrated several children's books, including Spork, My Letter to the World and Other Poems and Mr. Gaugin's Heart. She has received many awards for her work, including the Governor General's Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781554536498
ISBN-10: 1554536499
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English