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The Slippers' Keeper
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Ian Wallace has had a distinguished career as an author and illustrator of picture books, publishing such classics as Chin Chiang and the Dragon s Dance, Boy of the Deeps, The Huron Carol, Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot and Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. He has won the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, the Mr. Christie s Book Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. He has also been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award and the TD Canadian Children s Literature Award. Ian lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife, Deb."

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"Joe nurtured the orchids through spring floods and summer droughts, through fall storms and winter s Arctic blasts, and against generations of industrious beavers. As he worked, he grew into a man with a family of his own." from the book" "While kids today are sometimes exhorted to 'act locally' to help the environment, here s an example of a boy who made his mark as naturalist by doing just that." Booklist "This exquisitely illustrated picture book . . . introduces young readers to the concept of conservation and emphasizes that one person can make a difference." School Library Journal "An exquisitely illustrated true story . . . The Slippers' Keeper honors this amazing legacy." Children's Bookwatch "Ian Wallace is one of the grand masters on the Canadian picture book scene. . . . The text includes much detail about the Lady s Slipper, itself, and about Purdon s efforts to nurture its survival." CM Magazine" "While kids today are sometimes exhorted to 'act locally' to help the environment, here s an example of a boy who made his mark as naturalist by doing just that." "Booklist" "This exquisitely illustrated picture book . . . introduces young readers to the concept of conservation and emphasizes that one person can make a difference." "School Library Journal" "An exquisitely illustrated true story . . . "The Slippers' Keeper" honors this amazing legacy." "Children's Bookwatch" "Ian Wallace is one of the grand masters on the Canadian picture book scene. . . . The text includes much detail about the Lady s Slipper, itself, and about Purdon s efforts to nurture its survival." "CM Magazine""

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