François Thisdale - Nan-Ma and Phoebe

François Thisdale - Nan-Ma and Phoebe

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From the picture book French Toast by Kari-Lynn Winters, Pajama Press, 2016

Illustration title: Nan-Ma and Phoebe

About the book: Phoebe—half Jamaican, half French-Canadian—hates her school nickname of “French Toast.” So she is mortified when, out on a walk with her Jamaican grandmother, she hears a classmate shout it out at her. To make things worse, Nan-Ma, who is blind, wants an explanation of the name. How can Phoebe describe the colour of her skin to someone who has never seen it? “Like tea, after you’ve added the milk,” she says. And her father? “Like warm banana bread.” And Nan-Ma herself? She is like maple syrup poured over…

Awards: Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award finalist, Shining Willow Award finalist

19 by 13  inches 

Fine art print on acid free archival ink jet fine art paper

Unframed, signed.