Earth to Audrey

Susan Hughes
Stéphane Poulin

Audrey comes into Ray's life like an earthbound star. Everything about her is a bit far-out. And she's always in her own little world. So Ray decides that this unusual girl who has dropped into his neighborhood for the summer must be an alien.

As they become friends, Audrey takes Ray on a journey of discovery --- one that enables him to see his own planet in a new light. Soon, Ray can't imagine life on Earth without her.

Susan Hughes' poignant, gently humorous text and Stéphane Poulin's evocative, heartfelt illustrations capture the long childhood summer of discovery in a small town and depict a friendship that changed the lives of two lonely dreamers.

978-1-55453-165-3 | Feb 1, 2007
List Price: USD $6.95, CAD $6.95
4-color 10 x 10 32 pages
Grades: K To 3 / Ages: 5 to 8

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Awards & Reviews

“(Poulin's illustrations) illuminate both the humor and the wonder in this deliciously non-sentimental picture book”
— The Toronto Star, Starred Review, December 2005
“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, September 2005
“A sweet celebration of summer, of pleasantly unpredictable new friends and of the pleasures of taking fresh looks at everyday things.”
— Kirkus Reviews, September 2005
2007 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2007 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2006 - Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Short-listed
2006 - Book of the Year for Children Award, Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2006 - TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed

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