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From the picture book The Stamp Collector, by Jennifer Lanthier, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012
About the book: A city boy finds a stamp that unlocks his imagination; a country boy is captivated by stories. When they grow up, the two boys take different paths – one becomes a prison guard, the other works in a factory.
Working on this moving story has been fantastic. I used many pictures taken in China, during an adoption trip, to create some of these images.
Awards: TD Children’s Literature Award Finalist; USBBY Outstanding International Books; Crystal Kite Award winner; Marylin Baillie Award Finalist; Golden Oak Award winner; Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award Finalist.