Abigail’s Wish

Gloria Ann Wesley

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ISBN: 9781771084390

Abigail’s Wish

  Author:   Gloria Ann Wesley  
  Artist :   Richard Rudnicki    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Spring. Beautiful blossoms. Chirping peepers. Trees swaying in their new greenery. Pussy willows glistening in furry white coats. Rain and warmth. New births and new beginnings…

Ten-year-old Abigail Price is excited about spring in her new home in Birchtown. Spring means lots of things, like flower buds and fresh leaves and her Aunt Dinah’s new baby. She’s hoping it also means she’ll get a new dress to wear for the celebration, but new clothing, like many things, is hard to come by.

The first children’s picture book set in historic Birchtown, Nova Scotia, Abigail’s Wish is a window into the life of a Black Loyalist family in the early years of the historic colony. Through the eyes of young Abigail, this stunning collaboration between poet and novelist Gloria Ann Wesley and award­winning illustrator Richard Rudnicki will teach readers about Black Loyalist life, and the value of friendship and patience.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771084390
Item NB1183
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onSeptember 7 2016
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight350(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Gloria Ann Wesley is the author three books of poetry and two historical novels, If This Is Freedom and Chasing Freedom, the latter of which was shortlisted for the 2012 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Young Adult Fiction. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Richard Rudnicki is the award-winning illustrator of Abigail's Wish, Cyrus Eaton, Gracie the Public Gardens Duck, I Spy a Bunny, and Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged. Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters is his first graphic novel. He gives private lessons and workshops in painting and drawing and lives in Annapolis Royal. Visit richardrudnicki.com.