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Children's Fiction Alphabet

Alphabeasts

illustrated by Wallace Edwards

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
Alphabet
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554532278
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553373865
    Publish Date
    Aug 2002
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781894786713
    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
    List Price
    $5.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
  • Reading age: 6 to 9

Description

From the weird and wonderful imagination of an amazing new artist comes an alphabet book like no other. Kids will delight in discovering animals from A to Z living together in an old Victorian mansion. They'll meet an elephant in the ballroom playing with a model train, an octopus hanging from the foyer chandelier --- and even a zebra enjoying a soak in the bathtub!

Using watercolours and colored pencils, Wallace Edwards has created a bizarre and luxurious world, rich in texture and detail. An engaging mix of art and alphabet book, Alphabeasts provides the basis for hours of animated discussion and quiet contemplation.

About the author

 

WALLACE EDWARDS, diplômé de l’Université de l’École d’art et de design de l’Ontario, est un auteur-illustrateur primé. Ses peintures et ses illustrations se retrouvent dans des collections privées et publiques, des livres, des magazines et des expositions au Canada et aux États-Unis. Son premier livre jeunesse, Alphabeasts, a remporté le Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général en 2002. Depuis, il continue à recevoir des nominations et des récompenses prestigieuses soulignant son approche géniale des albums illustrés. Il habite à Yarker, en Ontario.

 

 

WALLACE EDWARDS is a graduate of OCA whose picture books have been nominated for three Governor General's Literary Awards; he won the award for Alphabeasts. Other honours include the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, two Independent Publisher Book Awards, a Canadian Toy Testing Council Great Book Award, a CLA Honour Book and two OLA Best Bets, among many others; and his work has also been added to the International Youth Library White Ravens list.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Winner, Our Choice, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association
  • Short-listed, Independent Publisher Book Award
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Book of the Year, Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts

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