Over the Shop

By JonArno Lawson
Illustrated by Qin Leng

In a beautifully detailed wordless picture book, a tumbledown building becomes home sweet home for a found family.

A lonely little girl and her grandparent need to fill the run-down apartment in their building. But taking over the rooms above their shop will mean major renovations for the new occupants, and none of the potential renters can envision the possibilities of the space – until one special couple shows up. With their ingenuity, the little girl’s big heart, and heaps of hard work, the desperate fixer-upper begins to change in lovely and surprising ways. In this bustling wordless picture book, JonArno Lawson’s touching story and Qin Leng’s gentle illustrations capture all angles of the building’s transformation, as well as the evolving perspectives of the girl and her grandparent. A wordless picture book that celebrates the power of community, the joys of new friends and the magic that happens when you open your heart, and fill your home with love and joy.

  • A moving story that celebrates the beauty and diversity of community.
  • JonArno Lawson's story and Qin Leng's artwork bring a beautiful rendering of what it means to find your tribe and to fill your home with love and joy.
  • A powerful portrayal of the strength to be found in acceptance.

About the author

JonArno Lawson is a poet for adults and children and is the author of Footpath Flowers. He has won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Children's Poetry four times and has also won the Governor General's Award for Illustrated Children's Books. He has taught children's poetry at Simmons College and lives in Toronto with his family.

About the illustrator

Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator of children’s books. She has received many awards for her animated short films and her artwork. She lives in Toronto with her husband and her son.

ISBN: 9781406396676
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 210 x 280mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 12/07/21 at 00:51:07
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