We would like to share a heartfelt congratulations on the posthumous book publication of PIGS CAN’T FLY by Wallace Edwards releasing today from Scholastic Canada.

Wallace Edwards’ final book is a beautiful and inspiring invitation to reimagine the limits of possibility.

I’ve heard it said that pigs can’t fly,

They never leave the ground.

But I have gazed up at the sky

And watched the flying pigs go by.

They never made a sound.

Wallace Edwards’ work has delighted children and their adults for decades with its wholly original combination of stunning artwork and witty, absorbing observations. Here, flying pigs, a bagpipe-playing frog, a juggling mouse, a penguin on a bike and more join together in a whimsical collection of rhymes and exquisite art that will open minds and tickle the reader’s imagination.

Brimming with humour and joy, PIGS CAN’T FLY is a gift of a book from a brilliant mind, and an open-ended invitation to make the impossible possible!

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Wally attended high school at Lisgar Collegiate Institute and was a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU), Toronto. He lived in Yarker, Ontario. Winner of the Governor-General’s award for his first book, Alphabeasts, he went on to write and illustrate 16 more books for children, winning many national and international awards. His most recent book, Do you Wonder?, was published in September 2021 by Scholastic Canada.

He is remembered by friends and colleagues in the children’s literature community as both a great talent, and a warm and generous person.

Wallace was represented by Amy Tompkins.