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Time Is a Flower by Julie Morstad
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Sep 21, 2021 | ISBN 9780735267541

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WINNER of the 2022 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award!
Nominated for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People — Illustrated Text

A 2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids (2021)
A Toronto Public Library’s “First and Best 2021” Book Pick
A Booklist Top Ten Picture Books Selection

“An exploration of the concept of time is a daunting premise for a children’s book, but Morstad pulls it off with panache. Her warm, friendly renderings in pencil, marker and ink distill the book’s abstract ideas with ingenuity and simplicity.” New York Times

“[You’re] in sure hands with Julie Morstad, one of the most gifted artists making picture books today.” —Mac Barnett, author of The Wolf, The Duck, and the Mouse and the Shape Trilogy

“Thoughtful metaphors and diverse characters take viewers through the manifold dimensions of time. . . . This exuberant vehicle will expand the thinking of those just beginning to comprehend clocks and calendars.” —STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

“A conceptual meditation, winsome and enigmatic.” —STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly

“A fascinating way to think about the passage of time.” —STARRED REVIEW, Booklist

“Morstad’s crisp, fine-lined illustrations convey a hushed and wondrous tone. Her spreads are uncluttered and spacious, with grayscale pencil drawings of children and colors that pop off the page.” BookPage

Time is a Flower is another elegant production from Julie Morstad’s endless imagination.” Imaginary Elevators

“Morstad’s detailed images capture the movement of time from a child’s point of view, while giving readers of all ages a chance to reflect on the cycle of life.” Postmedia


Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize WINNER 2022

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award WINNER 2022

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable – Sheila Barry Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award WINNER 2022

Governor General’s Literary Awards – Children’s Literature – Illustration NOMINEE

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2022

Chen BoChui International Children’s Literature Award – Best Picture Books of the Year SELECTION 2022

USBBY-CBC Outstanding International Trade Book SELECTION 2022

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award HONOR 2022

Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society Book Award SHORTLIST

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