Isabelle Arsenault has illustrated several children's books, including Spork, My Letter to the World and Other Poems and Mr. Gaugin's Heart. She has received many awards for her work, including the Governor General's Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
... an ambitious story about girlish blues, sisterly differences and the healing power of art ...—The New York Times
Vanessa's act of love is recounted with grace and sensitivity in this remarkable collaboration.—Publisher's Weekly
Parents will enjoy sharing this book with their sometimes ?wolfish? children.—School Library Journal, Starred Review
Knowledge of Virginia Woolf and her painter-sister Vanessa Bell is unnecessary; this works beautifully as a bad-day/bad-mood or animal-transformation tale, while readers who know actual depression will find it handled with tenderly forceful aplomb.—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
... the book is ultimately a feel-good celebration of the power of the imagination and art to create perfect places in the world when none can be found.—Booklist
... plum for adults ... a level of literary and biographical resonance to the tale of sisterly love.—Horn Book
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