Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 3
When Milo’s family moves to a new city, he vows to officially retire from having fun. So he stays inside for days while his little sister, Georgie, yearns to explore the new neighborhood. Finally, Milo ties Georgie to the end of a ball of yarn so she can go out, on one condition: she has to come home when he tugs the string twice.
But one day, Georgie isn’t at the end of the string. Which means Milo might just have to step outside and discover everything he’s been missing. Charming, detailed artwork illustrates their vibrant new city in this heartwarming story about supporting each other, building community, adapting to change, and embracing new things.
About the authors
BREE GALBRAITH is a UBC Master of Creative Writing graduate and author of award winning titles, Once Upon a Balloon (Orca 2013), and Milo and Georgie (2017). Usha and the Stolen Sun is Bree’s third book, and several more follow in the coming years, including the Wednesday Wilson series (Kids Can Press 2020-22). She lives in the heart of Vancouver with her family, where when she’s not writing, she’s definitely outside enjoying the wonders of the west coast.
Josée Bisaillon a illustré plus de trente-cinq livres pour enfants et créé de nombreuses illustrations pour des magazines et des journaux. Elle a été finaliste au Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général à deux reprises et a remporté le prestigieux Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award pour The Snow Knows. Il s’agit du quatrième ouvrage de Josée avec Orca, après My Head in the Clouds et Bedtime 123 écrit par Eric Walters, un succès de librairie. Elle vit en banlieue de Montréal avec sa famille.
- Short-listed, Blue Spruce
- Unknown, Fall 2017 Best Books for Kids and Teens
- Commended, Ontario Library Association Best Bet
"Heartwarming and original... A popular addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections."
Midwest Book Review
"Galbraith's gentle story about finding the courage to embrace change is both scary and satisfying."
Quill & Quire
"This is a wonderfully reassuring tale for children who have to face the prospect of a move, as sometimes new places can provide opportunities beyond one’s wildest expectations."
"Ingenious...will delight readers."
School Library Journal