Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
About the authors
Lisa started writing for Reader's Digest and freelancing for several newspapers. Later, she wrote extensively on issues related to literacy and health that were featured in publications by the Canadian Public Health Association, several literacy organizations, and hospitals across Canada. She is a recipient of the CIBC Children's Miracle Maker Award for advancing literacy among people with special needs. Ten years ago, Lisa began writing for children covering subjects from climate change to refugees. Her belief that "storytellers often sugar coat real issues and present subjects to kids that are too far from reality in order to protect them. Just tell it the way it is. Kids appreciate authentic stories that are honest and real." Recently, she has been focussing her attention on poetry and historical fiction. Her work has been widely recognized throughout Canada and the U.S
Laurie is an illustrator/designer living in Toronto with over thirty years experience. She has designed and illustrated over a hundred children's books that have been showcased at the Bologna and Frankfurt Book Fairs. Many have been translated into French, Dutch, and Korean. She designs character proposals for animation, illustrations for licensing, apps, logos, advertising and magazines. She teaches cartooning and painting online and is represented by two galleries. Laurie's work has won numerous international awards.