About the Author

Julie Morstad

Julie Morstad is known for her surreal, whimsical work. Her books have garnered many accolades, including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes, and First Prize at the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design; they have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book Category), and Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book Category). She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

A Perpetual Calendar
edition:Calendar
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Today
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From Today, by Julie Morstad:

What should I do today?
Where should I go?
Should I stay close to home
or go far away?

But first, what'll I wear?

What would you choose? ...

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Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

by (artist) Julie Morstad
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary
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Bloom

Bloom

A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
by Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
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It Began With a Page

How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way
by Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
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Julia, Child

Julia, Child

by Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Singing Away the Dark
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From Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward, with illustrations by Julie Morstad:

When I was six and went to school,
I walked a long, long way...

--

I leave my house, so nice and warm,
on a windy winter's day.

I walk alone down our long hill.
Then home is out of sight.

I take a breath and stand up tall
and grip my lunch pail tight...

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Swan

Swan

The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
by Laurel Snyder
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
tagged : dance
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When Green Becomes Tomatoes

When Green Becomes Tomatoes

Poems for All Seasons
by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
tagged : date & time
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When You Were Small

When You Were Small

by Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Where You Came From

Where You Came From

by Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Where You Came from

Where You Came from

by Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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From Where You Came From by Sara O'Leary, with illustrations by Julie Morstad:

Henry is a boy who likes to ask questions.
Every day it’s something new.

Do one and one always make two? he asks.
And never something more?

But there is one particular question
he asks again and again.

Where did I come from? asks Henry.

Well, says his father.

It was so long ago now
that it is difficult to remember

I think that was the day
that the stork called in sick,
and a flock of crows
took over his deliveries.

No, says his mother.
Don’t you remember?

The fairies brought you.
It must have taken dozens
of them to lift you,
because they were so small
and you were so big.

No, says his father.
Don’t you remember?

We found you in a basket,
floating down the river.
We’d been out for a picnic
and it was the perfect end
to a perfect blue-sky day.
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