Congratulations to Caroline Pignat whose book POETREE (illustrated by François Thisdale and published by Red Deer Press) has won a Gold 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the Children’s Poetry category!

Launched in 2007, the Moonbeam Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to celebrate children’s books and life-long reading.

Caroline Pignat’s first picture book is an intriguing blend of carefully composed verbal images, knit together with extraordinary visuals by the award-winning François Thisdale. The poem is about the yearly cycle in the life of trees. But it’s also an intriguing poetic concoction. The initial letters of each line in each stanza spell out a word that pertains to the theme. The young reader will make that discovery as they read the text and look at the detailed illustrations that show a rural landscape with trees, a farmer, barns, animals, and the changing of the seasons.

CAROLINE PIGNAT is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s award and author of six novels, including Egghead, Greener Grass, and Shooter. She is represented by Transatlantic agent Amy Tompkins.

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