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Boston joy for Laurel

More wonderful news: Laurel Croza’s book has won Best Children’s Picture Book, one of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature in 2010. This, after rave reviews in Canadian newspapers and in the New York Times! Sometimes there is justice. The book deserves this recognition, but still, Laurel, who expected nothing beyond the pleasure of actually being published, is reeling.

Here’s what the award said:

And in I Know Here, Canadian author Laurel Croza and illustrator Matt James sensitively explore and gloriously picture the feelings of a little girl contemplating her family’s move in the early 1960s from the wilds of northern Saskatchewan to the big city of Toronto.



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