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Susan Hughes an award-winning author, whose books for children include Case Closed?, No Girls Allowed, Earth to Audrey and Virginia. She has loved horses since she was a child and has long dreamed of setting a story on Sable Island. Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.St phane Poulin is a children's book illustrator and artist. He has won both the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award for his work. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Gr 1-3-Ray thinks that his new neighbor might be an alien. The girl is staying with her father for the summer and Ray is fascinated with her strange pursuits, such as training grasshoppers and "just lying down looking up." With a free spirit, antennae-like pigtails, and a fondness for kooky-patterned dresses, Audrey breathes a fresh perspective into Ray's sleepy small town. Together, they spend their days "seeing the Earth for the first time, new and astonishing." Musing on the complexities of the universe, they sit still "for a long time, trying to feel the Earth move." Poulin's lush, evocative oil paintings feature naively drawn characters that reflect the mysterious suggestions of the text. A cleverly written look at the powers of friendship and creative thinking.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
A sweet celebration of summer, of pleasantly unpredictable new friends and of the pleasures of taking fresh looks at everyday things.--Kirkus Reviews Earth to Audrey begs to be revisited again and again, not only for its superior design and eloquence, but also for its celebration of the extraordinary moments of ordinary life.--Quill & Quire (Poulin's illustrations) illuminate both the humor and the wonder in this deliciously non-sentimental picture book--The Toronto Star, Starred Review