Selected as a Starred Book for the 1998/99 Our Choice Awards by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Short listed for the Ruth Schwartz award 1999Notable Book, Social Studies, Children's Book
Selected as a Starred Book for the 1998/99 Our Choice Awards by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
Short listed for the Ruth Schwartz award 1999
Notable Book, Social Studies, Children's Books Council Children's Choice selection, Children's Book Council and International Reading Association
Emily's weeping willow becomes a living symbol of the warmth, strength, and history shared by generations of one family.
When Emily's family moves to the ocean of grass called the prairie, she can't help but dream of trees. After building their sod house, ploughing, planting and then harvesting, her Papa tells her there is a little money left over to get something special from the mail-order catalogue. She chooses a willow tree. The Prairie Willow chronicles the life of this little girl and her pioneering family.
"This achingly beautiful story of a young girl and her pioneer family evokes the vastness of the land, the whisper of the wind and the promise and hope of people who settled the endless prairie. Maxine Trottier's lyric prose captures the rhythm of the seasons and of life itself." -- Starred ReviewQuill & Quire
Maxine Trottier: A prolific writer and educator, Maxine Trottier makes history come alive in picture books and novels for young readers. Her award-winning titles include Claire's Gift, The Paint Box, and Prairie Willow. Maxine's books have earned the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and twice the Ontario Woman Teacher's Federation Writing Award. Born in Michigan, Maxine is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. and makes her home in Port Stanley, Ontario.
Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson: are an award-winning husband-and-wife team who have illustrated a number of beautiful picture books for children. Their works have earned them the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Rick and Laura live in Toronto with their three children. Visit their web site at www.jacobsonfernandez.com.