In Abbey's HandsAuthor Wendy A Lewis Illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon ISBN 9780889953635 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Red Deer Press Inc Publication Date December 11, 2006 Size 203 x 279 mm
As Abby scratches and pats Opal's tummy, she feels the new pups waiting to be born.
Abby and her yellow lab, Opal, love to inhabit their own small world beneath the lace tablecloth that Abby's grandmother crocheted. As Abby scratches and pats Opal's tummy, she feels the new pups waiting to be born.
When Grandpa Jack must go to the hospital with Abby's mother because he's hurt his leg, Abby is left to look after Opal. When the dog goes into labor, Abby must find the courage to help. There is simply no other choice.
In Abby's Hands is a gentle story about the resourcefulness of a young girl who believes she is incapable, but who discovers her own grace when the moment demands it.
"This lovely story is accompanied by soft, realistic images in warm and vivid colors. This is an excellent story about the comfort that a pet brings and overcoming one's fears."
-- School Library Journal
"Cutout and computer generated effects . . . make a nicely layered look."
-- Kirkus Review
-- Globe & Mail
Winner of the 2004 Alberta Book of the Year Award for Illustration
2004 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Notable Title
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Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Wendy A. Lewis
has worked as a tutor, a retail store owner, and a sales and marketing representative. While on maternity leave from her marketing job, Wendy gave birth to a baby girl and twelve short stories, which became her first published book, Graveyard Girl. She never returned to her "real" (paying!) job and in the past six years has written several picture books, chapter books, short stories, one novel, and the beginnings of a dozen more.
Marilyn Mets has been working in Toronto as an illustrator, art director and graphic designer for over 25 years. She has illustrated and collaborated on numerous children's books, winning many awards and nominations including being nominated for the Amelia Frances Gibbons Award for Illustration in 1998 for Cameron and Me.
Peter Ledwon has worked as a commercial photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, and art director for the past 15 years. He gained formal training in photography at Ryerson University. In addition, he holds science degrees in physiology and biochemistry from U.B.C. Peter also writes for both magazines and newsletters targeted at the adult market.