Wallace Edwards - Author/Illustrator

Wallace Edwards

Wallace Edwards, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, currently divides his time between Toronto and Kingston working as a freelance illustrator. He has created artwork for magazines, posters and the Toronto Zoo. His first children's picture book, Alphabeasts, won the 2002 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature Illustration. Wallace's third book, Mixed Beasts was also shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award.
Wallace's work is widely received and has won the IRA Children's Choice Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. His newest title, The Painted Circus, continues to build on his reputation as an exquisite artist and author.

Alphabeasts

2004 - Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Commended
2003 - Our Choice, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2003 - Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, Short-listed
2003 - Book of the Year, Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner
2003 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2003 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed
2003 - Independent Publisher Book Award, Short-listed
2002 - Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts, Winner

Mixed Beasts

2006 - Independant Publisher Book Award, Short-listed
2006 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Runner-up
2006 - Libris Award, Canadian Booksellers Association, Short-listed
2005 - Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration, Canada Council for the Arts, Short-listed

Monkey Business

2005 - Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council, Winner
2005 - Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, Winner
2005 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Winner
2005 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed
2004 - Book of the Year Award - Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner

The Cat's Pajamas

2012 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2011 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Picture Books