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Sydney Smith

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Sydney Smith has illustrated multiple children's books, including Town is by the Sea, the winner of the 2017 Kate Greenaway Medal, The White Cat and the Monk, written by Jo Ellen Bogart, and the acclaimed Footpath Flowers, which was a New York Times Children's Book of the Year and a winner of the Governor General Award for Illustration. Born in Nova Scotia in Canada, Sydney now lives in Toronto with his wife and son. Find him online at hutten.org/sydney and on Twitter and Instagram as @sydneydraws.
    6th April 2017

    Town Is by the Sea

    While a young boy enjoys a summer's day, his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep unde... More

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    5th September 2019

    Small in the City

    I know what it's like to be small in the city... Being small can be overwhelming in a city. People don't se... More

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    7th May 2015

    Footpath Flowers

    From award-winning poet JonArno Lawson comes a beautifully illustrated wordless picture book - an ode to the importance ... More

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    7th January 2021

    I Talk Like a River

    What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? After a day of being unable to s... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem 'Pangur Ban'

    An enchanting retelling of a classic Old Irish poem, brought beautifully to life by the award-winning Sydney Smith, ... More

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    10th May 2016

    Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

    The Fitzgerald-Trouts are four barely-related siblings living together in a small car on a lush tropical island. They ar... More

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    1st March 2019

    Mabel Murple

    What if there was a purple planet with purple people on it? Sheree Fitch answers this question with a zany tongue-twiste... More

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    27th August 2015

    Grant and Tillie Go Walking

    Grant Wood believed that to be a real artist, he had to live in Paris. But once he got there, he realized that to be a g... More

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