About the Author

Sara O'Leary

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 — When You Were Small, Where You Came From and When I Was Small — and This Is Sadie, all 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.

Books by this Author
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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Excerpt

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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