Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of several young adult novels and picture books. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.
This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a man, and together they build a story. This story within a story is charming and changes both their lives... and quite possibly the readers as well.
About Cary Fagan
Tundra author CARY FAGAN has written award-winning books for both adults and children. Cary has won the City of Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction, and the Mr. Christie Silver Medal. His picture books are Gogol’s Coat, The Market Wedding, Ten Old Men and a Mouse, and My New Shirt. His novels
for children include Daughter of the Great Zandini, The Fortress of Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch Honor Book), and Directed by Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch nominee). Cary Fagan lives in Toronto.
About Dusan Petricic
Dusan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children including Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes published by Bloomsbury in September 2004. A former professor of illustration and book design, Petricic’s work appears in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and The Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.
“Every child needs a Mr. Zinger – and his hat! – in his or her life…. This book oh-so-softly brings across a sweet, multigenerational message about sharing the power of imagination.”
“The illustrations by Dušan Petrièiæ are beautiful and very expressive.”
—Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
Praise for Thing-Thing, by Cary Fagan:
"Thing-Thing, a beautifully rendered and wickedly imaginative tale of an unwanted toy.... Never has falling out of a building been made to seem so heartbreaking - and yet so fun to read about."
— Books of the Year, Quill & Quire
"Fagan's story, and its serendipitous end, will please those on laps or large groups; Debon's vertiginous cityscapes, with wildly varying perspectives and orientations supported by a leaping, swirling typeface, are just as good a match to the text as Thing-Thing and its new owner."
—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"...an oh-so-felicitous marriage of bright, edgy yet heart-warming text and quite
marvelous and page-filling illustration...."
—The Globe and Mail