About the Author

Jan Thornhill

Jan Thornhill is an author, illustrator and designer who brings her fascination with the natural world to her books for children. They include I Found a Dead Bird (National Parenting Publications Gold Award, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award); The Wildlife 123 (UNICEF-Ezra Jack Keats International Award for Excellence in Children’s Book Illustration, Governor General’s Award finalist); and The Wildlife ABC (Governor General’s Award finalist). Jan recently won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. She spends her spare time in the woods obsessively collecting and cataloguing wild mushrooms and slime molds.

Books by this Author
I Am Josephine

I Am Josephine

(And I Am a Living Thing)
by Jan Thornhill
illustrated by Jacqui Lee
edition:Hardcover
tagged : biology, mammals
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I Found a Dead Bird

I Found a Dead Bird

The Kids' Guide to the Cycle of Life and Death
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Is This Panama?

Is This Panama?

A Migration Story
by Jan Thornhill
illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : birds, weather
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The Wildlife 123

The Wildlife 123

A Nature Counting Book
edition:Paperback
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Who Wants Pizza?

Who Wants Pizza?

The Kids' Guide to the History, Science & Culture of Food
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Winter's Coming

Winter's Coming

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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Excerpt

The leaves were just beginning to change color in Lily's forest home. Lily was a young snowshoe hare, not even six months old. She'd never seen anything other than green on the trees, so the new colors were a surprise.

Lily spent her days hopping from here to there, nibbling on leaves and tender twig tips and bark. Usually, she moved slowly, keeping her ears open for danger. If she kept still, she blended in with the colors of the forest floor and was difficult to see.

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Before & After

Before & After

A Book of Nature Timescapes
illustrated by Jan Thornhill
edition:Paperback
tagged : date & time
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Folktails

Folktails

Animal Legends from Around the World
illustrated by Jan Thornhill
edition:Hardcover
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The Rumor

The Rumor

A Jataka Tale from India
illustrated by Jan Thornhill
edition:Paperback
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The Wildlife ABC

The Wildlife ABC

A Nature Alphabet Book
illustrated by Jan Thornhill
designed by Wycliffe Smith & Claudia Dávila
edition:Paperback
tagged : alphabet
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The Wildlife ABC & 123

The Wildlife ABC & 123

A Nature Alphabet & Counting Book
illustrated by Jan Thornhill
edition:Hardcover
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