Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based children's writer with a background in broadcasting and theater. Since the launch of her first book in 2003, Mireille has published over twenty books. When she's not at her computer writing, she thinks up new stories while she walks, drives or sails her big old boat. Mireille lives in Toronto with her husband, two wonderful teenage daughters and two extremely fluffy cats.Pierre Pratt is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator of over 50 books for children. He lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, and in Lisbon, Portugal.
... a small but satisfying story of intergenerational friendship, cooperation, creativity, and the labor that goes into creating something worthwhile.--The Horn Book Magazine ... a story of new life and the kindness of others.--Quill & Quire ... refreshing ...--New York Times A quiet but powerful tale supported by a strong blend of words and pictures.--School Library Journal Brimming with personality and passion, this protagonist is a joy to know.--Kirkus Reviews, starred review The vibrantly coloured illustrations complement the story and the warm friendship that grows between the grandfatherly Mr. Frank and the girl.--Resource Links What a marvellous writer Mireille Messier is! She introduces us to a most memorable character whose take on life is charming and refreshing.--Canadian Children's Book News ... a gentle reminder that keeping an open mind can help turn problems into opportunities.--Publishers Weekly ... refreshing ... New York Times"