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Away

Story by Emil Sher
Illustrations by Qin Leng
Groundwood Books
Ages 5–8

Written through a series of sticky post-it notes, Away tells the story of a young girl and her mother who struggle to connect as often as they’d like. Using the notes to communicate with each other, the girl shares her fears of going away to summer camp while her mother tries to reassure her she will have a great time. Qin Leng’s watercolour illustrations bring this story to life, showcasing the characters’ daily activities, brief encounters, and their humorous exchanges through each note.

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