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MAYBE A WHALE

a picture book

MAYBE A WHALE, written by Kirsten Pendreigh & illustrated by Crystal Smith, is a lyrical journey of healing through nature as a mother & daughter search for whales. Published by Groundwood Books—in bookstores now!

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A Story of How Forests

Cooperate & Communicate

Discover the lives of quaking aspen trees in this lyrical non-fiction book written by Annette LeBox and illustrated by Crystal Smith. Published by Groundwood Books. Coming Fall 2024

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