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Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En'owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
Julie Flett is a Swampy Cree and Red River Métis artist and author. She studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. She won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness.
★ "Van Camp composes a lyrical ode to a newborn child, which is matched in its loveliness by Flett's exquisite, collage-like images of a young one with his or her parents. Both collaborators are of aboriginal Canadian descent, and the book will have particular appeal for families looking for nonwhite representations of tender family moments. But families of every size, shape, and background can appreciate sentiments like, 'You are life and breath adored/ You are us and so much more/ Little ember with growing light/ Feel our love as we hold you tight.'" -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"[Has] a quiet lyricism and poetic flair...Thunder, star, breath and ember provide images for the parents' love of this small baby—small in body but great in wonder. The clean lines and subtle colour contrasts in Flett’s illustrations are an apt complement to Van Camp's evocation of love, festivity and natural wonder." -The Toronto Star
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