Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 10
- Grade: k to 3
A stunning, thought-provoking look at finding peace in children's lives.
Peace is a familiar word, its meaning both simple and complex.
Here, Wallace Edwards explores peace and invites young readers to think about what that means to them. Through a series of linked questions combined with Edwards's singular art, the concept of peace is picked up, shaken, turned all around, and carefully examined from every angle.
Children experience stress, even violence, at home and at school and bear witness to news stories and family histories. There are many books on war for children; far fewer that examine peace. What Is Peace? engages readers to think about peace in their day-to-day lives, and around the world.
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.
- Commended, TD Summer Reading Club Selection
Praise for Wallace Edwards:
• Winner, Governor General's Literary Award for children's book illustration (Alphabeasts)
*“Edwards ... lets his beautiful, mysterious pictures operate on the imagination as they will.” (Alphabeasts) —Quill & Quire, starred review
*“Many young readers are (rightly) allergic to anything that can be described as "exquisite", but there is no better word for The Cat's Pajamas.” (The Cat's Pajamas) —Quill & Quire, starred review
“In a finished, painterly style, Edwards places his often hilariously imagined subjects in elaborate settings.” (Mixed Beasts)—Kirkus Reviews