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Griffin Ondaatje is a writer and documentary filmmaker. He edited The Monkey King and Other Stories, a collection of South Asian tales. He directed Complete Unknown, a documentary feature film on Bob Dylan, and worked as a producer for CBC's Documentary Unit. His next book is a children s novel entitled The Mosquito Brothers. He has three children and lives in Toronto with his family. Linda Wolfsgruber is a world-renowned artist who has exhibited her work throughout Europe and in the United States and Japan. She has won many awards, including the Austrian Children s and Juvenile Book Award for Illustration (four times) and the Golden Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, and she has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her striking illustrations appear in many books, including Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer, Stories from the Life of Jesus, Brunhilda and the Ring and A daisy is a daisy is a daisy. She lives in Vienna."

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Praise for A Daisy Is a Daisy Is a Daisy: Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination. Kirkus Reviews " Middle East Book Award Honorable Mention "Ondaatje narrates with graceful lyricism A tender story, eloquently rendered." Publishers Weekly, starred review "A lesson in empathy for animals but also in general delivered at a pace as stately as a camel s." Kirkus Reviews "In stark descriptive language, Ondaatje eloquently retells a traditional Muslim hadith . . . Wolfsgruber s atmospheric monoprint illustrations deftly evoke the ancient desert society." School Library Journal "[R]esonates with universal meaning . . . A lovely, deeply moving explication of an essential truth." Horn Book "This will appeal to many ages, both as a peek into another culture and as an engaging story about a creature that finally gets the empathy it deserves." Booklist "The reader will feel the camel s thirst and exhaustion and will gain a newempathy foranimals after reading this amazing story." Library Media Connections " Praise for "A Daisy Is a Daisy Is a Daisy: " Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination. "Kirkus Reviews" " Middle East Book Award Honorable Mention "Ondaatje narrates with graceful lyricism A tender story, eloquently rendered." "Publishers Weekly," starred review "A lesson in empathy for animals but also in general delivered at a pace as stately as a camel s." "Kirkus Reviews" "In stark descriptive language, Ondaatje eloquently retells a traditional Muslim hadith . . . Wolfsgruber s atmospheric monoprint illustrations deftly evoke the ancient desert society." "School Library Journal" "[R]esonates with universal meaning . . . A lovely, deeply moving explication of an essential truth." "Horn Book" "This will appeal to many ages, both as a peek into another culture and as an engaging story about a creature that finally gets the empathy it deserves." "Booklist" "The reader will feel the camel s thirst and exhaustion and will gain a newempathy foranimals after reading this amazing story." "Library Media Connections" " "Ondaatje narrates with graceful lyricism ... A tender story, eloquently rendered." -- "Publishers Weekly", starred review "A lesson in empathy -- for animals but also in general -- delivered at a pace as stately as a camel's." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "In stark descriptive language, Ondaatje eloquently retells a traditional Muslim hadith . . . Wolfsgruber's atmospheric monoprint illustrations deftly evoke the ancient desert society." -- "School Library Journal" "[R]esonates with universal meaning . . . A lovely, deeply moving explication of an essential truth." -- "Horn Book" "This will appeal to many ages, both as a peek into another culture and as an engaging story about a creature that finally gets the empathy it deserves." -- "Booklist" "The reader will feel the camel's thirst and exhaustion and will gain a new empathy for animals after reading this amazing story." -- "Library Media Connections" Praise for "A Daisy Is a Daisy Is a Daisy: " "Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination." -- "Kirkus Reviews"

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