The Flying Squirrel Stowaways

Marijke Simons

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ISBN: 9781771085502

The Flying Squirrel Stowaways

From Halifax to Boston

  Author:   Marijke Simons    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

It’s wintertime in Nova Scotia and two flying squirrels are busy exploring the woods around their spruce-tree home. After a busy night of playing and gliding and snacking, they’re ready to settle down and sleep all day.

But humans have other plans: the tree is cut down and packed onto a truck bound for Boston, Massachusetts. Turns out their new home has been chosen as Halifax’s annual thank-you gift, the Boston Christmas Tree. The little squirrels have no idea they’re about to embark on a journey across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Maine on the way to Boston. Will the accidental stowaways be discovered? And what awaits them in their new American home?

From the author and illustrator of Jigs and Reels comes a vibrantly illustrated, fun holiday story about curiosity, adventure, and making a new home.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771085502
Item NB1270
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on August 30 2017
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Hardcover
Dimensions9(in) x 10(in)
Shipping weight393(g)

Marijke Simons was born in Amsterdam in 1952 and later immigrated with her parents to Montreal. After attending McGill University, she studied teaching and returned to Amsterdam. In 1976 she moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and in 1988 set up a small teaching studio where she continues to teach art to children. She has illustrated a number of books, including Who's a Scaredy Cat by Joan Payzant, and wrote and illustrated Jigs and Reels: a Cruise in Maritime Waters .

Quick Quotes

"Simons' rich illustrations depict beautiful scenes from both the natural and urban environment. Of particular note are multiple two page spreads that showcase the squirrels gliding across nocturnal Boston landscapes marked by local landmarks." — Resource Links

Definitely worth buying for libraries looking to round out their Canadian content. It would also make a nice Canadian contribution to seasonal collections.

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