Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
- Reading age: 4 to 8
In a joyful celebration of both the mountains and winter, a young girl recounts and anticipates a memorable family holiday. Recommended reading ages: 4-8
About the authors
Julie Lawson spent 18 years as an elementary school teacher before becoming a full-time author in 1991. Since then, she has published over twenty books for young people, garnering awards and nominations, critical acclaim, and much recognition. Julie divides her time between writing at home and visiting schools and libraries. She has spoken to Roundtable groups, toured for Canadian Children's Book Week, conducted writing workshops, taught university courses on writing children's literature, and been a presenter at conferences for adults and children across North America. She lives in Victoria, B.C.
Sheena enjoys a very successful 20-year career as a professional artist.
She has illustrated 9 successful children's books including How Sleep Found Tabitha, Going To The Fair and the perennial bestseller, Jessie's Island. Salmon Forest, written by Dr David Suzuki and Sara Ellis was released last spring. She won The Science in Society National book award and has been short listed for the BC Book Prize as well as the Amelia Francis Illustrators Award. Sheena has been featured on CBC radio as well as CH television.
This busy artist is best known for her crisp, colourful watercolors and oils . She combines gallery exhibitions, children's book illustration, and private commissions. She has been invited to teach workshops on the new Queen Mary 2. She has been an Artist in Residence in many school districts and has toured for Canadian Children's Book Center Book Week.
Sheena has exhibited paintings at the Winchester Galleries, The Harrison Gallery in West Vancouver, Quan-Scheider Gallery, Toronto, Pegasus Gallery, The Chateau Whistler, Harbour Gallery, Washington US, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria .
She has won many awards including the Myfanwy Pavelic Spencer Award. She is an Associate of The Federation Of Canadian Artists. Sheena has been featured on CBC radio as well as CH television.
Sheena has participated in many exhibitions across Canada and in the US. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world including: Shell Oil, Chapters Canada, The National Trust Corporation, and the Vancouver Public Library.
She works from her home studio in Sidney on Vancouver Island BC. Her website is www.sheenalott.com.
Sheena is available to do watercolour workshops [all materials provided] and lecture/presentations on the process of children's book illustration. Please contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and fee schedule.
- Nominated, Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
Other titles by Julie Lawson
A Blinding Light
White Jade Tiger
Dear Canada: A Ribbon of Shining Steel
The Railway Diary of Kate Cameron, Yale, British Columbia, 1882
A Morning to Polish and Keep
Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 7 - Une paix bienvenue
Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 5: When War Hits Home
Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 7: The Daft Days of Christmas
Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 5 - La guerre vue de Halifax
Cher Journal : Sans havre
Charlotte Blackburn lors de la grande explosion, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse, 1917
Dear Canada: No Safe Harbour
The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917