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The Boy Who Grew Flowers

Written by Jennifer Wojtowicz & illustrated by Steve Adams
Published by Barefoot Books
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Rink is a very unusual boy who grows beautiful flowers all over his body whenever the moon is full. In town and at school, Rink and his family are treated as outcasts although no-one knows his strange botanical secret. But one day a new girl arrives at sc

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Who Wrote The Boy Who Grew Flowers

Jennifer Wojtowicz

Jen Wojtowicz is an artist who also happens to write. She currently teaches artists who also happen to have disabilities. She says, “I have observed that when people are kind and accepting toward each other, it alleviates a lot of needless suffering.” Jen lives in upstate New York with her son Marcel and their seven-year-old shih tzu, Michie.

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Who Illustrated The Boy Who Grew Flowers

Steve Adams

Steve Adams is an award-winning illustrator. After finishing his studies of graphic design in 1994, he traveled to Europe for an advanced training course in design. Upon his return, Steve began collaborating with various publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and American Lawyer. Since 1999 Steve has shared his passion of illustration and graphic design by teaching at a college in Montreal, Canada, where he lives.

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Jennifer Wojtowicz's Book Dedication

For my brother Wally, because you were there to show me that what makes us different is what makes us wonderful.

Steve Adams's Book Dedication

To Kathleen, my mother.

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Publication Date:
August 1, 2012
Original Publication Date:
January 1, 2005
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Barefoot Books
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This book was typeset in Celestia Antiqua
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The illustrations were prepared in acrylics on board
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