My new picture book Marisa and the Mountains has just been published by Simply Read Books in Vancouver. I’m really excited about it, partly because Marisa took a long time to come down off the mountains and into print , and partly because the story was created in B.C. and is all about our mountain culture. There isn’t much out there in picture books on this topic, so I am hoping kids will like to read about that – just in time for March break and spring!
It draws partly on my experience moving to B.C. from Southern Ontario 30 years ago, as well as Nina’s experience of moving from Saskatchewan when she was five and then returning to visit her relatives frequently.
Here is a synopsis:
Marisa struggles with the living in the mountains at first, but when she visits her cousin Rosie in Saskatchewan, who has never seen a mountain or mountain wildlife, Marisa realizes how unique her home is. Now that she has a friend to share her experience, she looks forward showing “her” mountains to Rosie when she visits.
Here is the first review:
*George is a member of Kamloops United Church