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Mira and the Big Story

Written by Laura Alary & illustrated by Sue Todd
Published by Skinner House Books
Goodreads Rating - 5.0 / 5.0
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Dec 28, 2012
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Mira is a girl with big questions. She knows two different stories about the way the world came to be. Which story is right? Can they both be right? Is there room for more than one way to think about the world and our place in it? Follow her on an inspiring journey as she discovers a story big enough to include everyone. Along the way, Mira learns to respect and revere the traditions and beliefs of others. Teach children kindness and acceptance with this beautifully illustrated and compelling tale. It is sure to keep young ones enthralled.

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Who Wrote Mira and the Big Story

Laura Alary
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Laura has loved books since she was barely big enough to clamber up the steps to the Bookmobile that rolled into her Halifax neighbourhood once a week.

At school, she made her own books out of manila paper, mucilage, and crayons. The first story she can remember writing was about a little girl who kept spilling paint and having to figure out how to turn the messes into pictures (a good rule for life).

These days Laura considers herself very lucky to work in a beautiful library and write her own books. They look more professional than the home-made ones, but the joy of creating them is much the same.

Laura also loves to sing, play guitar (a work in progress), and try to keep up with what her three children are reading.

She makes her home in Toronto where, along with clover and a whole lot of dandelions, she does her best to grow kindness.

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Who Illustrated Mira and the Big Story

Sue Todd

Sue Todd is an award-winning illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (now ocad University). Sue began her career as a freelance designer in retail advertising. For a more creative outlet,she took up linoleum carving, an ancient printmaking technique similar to woodcut, and developed a unique style of art that led to a career in illustration. This is Sue’s second book with Eric Walters, following An African Alphabet (see page 78). For more information, visit

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Publication Date:
December 28, 2012
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