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An Ordinary Day

Written by Elana K. Arnold and illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
Published by Beach Lane Books
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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An ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be quite extraordinary in this moving story about the circle of life.

It’s an average day in the neighborhood—children play, roses are watered, and a crow watches over it all. But then two visitors arrive at two houses, one to help a family say hello to a new baby and one to help a family say goodbye to a beloved pet. This sensitive picture book takes a gentle look at life, death, the bonds of family, and the extraordinary moments that make ordinary days so special.

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Who Wrote An Ordinary Day

Elana K. Arnold

Elana K. Arnold writes books for and about children and teens. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing/fiction from the University of California, Davis, where she has taught creative writing and adolescent literature. She is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and writers’ conferences. She is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels including the Printz Honor book Damsel and National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made of, as well as her picture books What Riley Wore and An Ordinary Day. Currently, Elana is the caretaker of seven pets, only two of which have fur. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.

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Who Illustrated An Ordinary Day

Elizabet Vukovic

Elizabet Vukovic received her BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She specializes in children’s book illustration, but enjoys experimenting with character design, concept art, fashion illustration, and decorative art. She currently resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Elana K. Arnold's Book Dedication

For Violet Becker, who arrived, and Alex Kuczynski, who went away

Elizabet Vukovic's Book Dedication

For Kiki, I’m sorry

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Book Details

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Publication Date:
March 10, 2020
Text Details:
The text for this book was set in Mrs. Eaves.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations for this book were rendered in charcoal, soft pastel, watercolor, ink, graphite and Adobe Photoshop.