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Where You Came from

by (author) Sara O'Leary

illustrated by Julie Morstad

Publisher
Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Dec 2020
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781894965460
    Publish Date
    Jun 2008
    List Price
    $18.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772290165
    Publish Date
    Dec 2020
    List Price
    $11.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

Now available in paperback! In this second book in the acclaimed Henry Books series, curious little Henry has a new question for his parents: "Where did I come from?" His parents, trying to remember, come up with many hilarious, imaginative and whimsical answers.<br> <br> The hardcover edition of <i>Where You Came From</i> was the third prize winner at the 2008 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design, an AIGA professional association for design 50 books / 50 covers selection, and a finalist for the 2008 <i>ForeWord Magazine</i> 2008 Book of the Year Award (Children's Picture Book category).

About the authors

 

Sara O'Leary est auteure de livres pour adultes et pour enfants. Parmi ses oeuvres les plus connues, la série à succès Henry et les albums This is Sadie, illustré par Julie Morstad et You Are One, illustré par Karen Klassen. Diplômée du programme de création littéraire de l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique, elle a enseigné la scénarisation et l'écriture pour enfants à l'Université Concordia.

 

Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books and This Is Sadie, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and You Are One, illustrated by Karen Klassen. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.

Sara O'Leary's profile page

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Excerpt: Where You Came from (by (author) Sara O'Leary; illustrated by Julie Morstad)

From <i>Where You Came From</i> by Sara O'Leary, with illustrations by Julie Morstad:<br> <br> Henry is a boy who likes to ask questions.<br> Every day it’s something new.<br> <br> Do one and one always make two? he asks.<br> And never something more?<br> <br> But there is one particular question<br> he asks again and again.<br> <br> Where did I come from? asks Henry.<br> <br> Well, says his father.<br> <br> It was so long ago now<br> that it is difficult to remember<br> <br> I think that was the day<br> that the stork called in sick,<br> and a flock of crows<br> took over his deliveries.<br> <br> No, says his mother.<br> Don’t you remember?<br> <br> The fairies brought you.<br> It must have taken dozens<br> of them to lift you,<br> because they were so small<br> and you were so big.<br> <br> No, says his father.<br> Don’t you remember?<br> <br> We found you in a basket,<br> floating down the river.<br> We’d been out for a picnic<br> and it was the perfect end<br> to a perfect blue-sky day.<br> ...

Librarian Reviews

Communities Where You Came From

In the sequel to the acclaimed picture book When You Were Small, curious little Henry has a new question for his parents — “Where did I come from?” His parents, trying to explain, come up with many hilarious and whimsical answers. Gentle, soft-coloured artwork rounds out the story.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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