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Lily and the Paper Man
By author: Rebecca Upjohn
Selling Points: "Homelessness, compassion"
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: Sep/01/2007
Pages: 24
Picture Book
Price:  $15.95
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Walking with her mother on the way home from school one day, Lily runs straight into a gruff and untidy-looking man selling papers on the street. Frightened, Lily insists on taking the bus home every day for fear she will run into him again. But when the weather turns cold, Lily starts to see the Paper Man differently; she sees his bare toes through the holes in his boots and his thin shirt through the holes in his coat. As she lies in her warm bed at night, she wonders about the Paper Man and how he stays warm. Lily comes up with an idea and overcomes her fear.
Canadian Children's Book News - January 1, 2008
"In her debut picture book, Lily and the Paper Man, Rebecca Upjohn does a remarkable job of realistically portraying an important social issue through the eyes of a child Ö The emotion and candor captured by this story are beautifully brought to life in RennÈ Benoitís soft yet bright watercolors."

Awards

CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2008
Blue Spruce nominee, short-listed  CA  2007
Blue Spruce nominee, long-listed  CA  2008
ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, winner  US  2007
Governor General's Literary Award - Children's Illustration nominee, long-listed  CA  2007
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee, short-listed  CA  2009



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