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Annick Press Fall 2019

  • Reading Levels

    Lexile measure: AD560L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA Not for sale in: ROW
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available Carton Quantity: 42 $21.95 CAD
    $18.95 USD
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Our Big Little Place
By (author): James A. Conan Illustrated by: Nicolle Lalonde
James A. Conan ,

Illustrated by :

Nicolle Lalonde


Annick Press



Product Form:



Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) P - 2, Grade (US) P - 2, Reading age 4 - 7
Sep 10, 2019
$21.95 CAD


12.1in x 8.3 x 0.4 in | 360 gr

Page Count:

36 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life

Big or small, apartment or house, they’re all home.

Come inside one boy’s high-rise apartment complex, where his backyard is the space between his neighboring apartment buildings, and his basketball net is tucked into a bedroom. His parents sometimes complain their home is too small, but the boy’s balcony view of the city and the extended play space of the hallways are a few ways that make the boy’s house feel just the right size.

Our Big Little Place is a charming child’s-eye-view tribute to the power of imaginative play and the diversity of the living spaces we call home.

  • A lovely and inventive story about the power of imaginative play and the importance of a place to call home
  • A tribute to community, urban living, and shared spaces

James A. Conan is a chef by day and writer by night. Our Big Little Place is his first picture book. He lives in Toronto.

Nicolle Lalonde is a Toronto-based and Ontario College of Art and Design-trained illustrator. She enjoys exploring the city and meeting the neighborhood cats.

“Great storyline.”

- The Write Path, 10/10/19

“I love the joy that the narrator brings to the story with their big imagination and desire for adventure.”

- The Tiny Activist, 05/26/20

“A gentle family tale that reflects the diversity of a big city . . . This playful story proves that small spaces can feel large with a little imagination.”

- Kirkus Reviews, 06/10/19

“The illustrations are kid-friendly, full of activity, details and fun . . . a wonderful debut book by the author.”

- Storywraps, 07/17/19

“Conan and Lalonde remind us that the only true limit on space is our imagination.”

- CBC News, 08/07/19

“A great exploration of what home and community are in the eyes of a small child growing up in a big city. Highly Recommended.”

- CM Reviews, 09/27/19

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