A Very Small Something

A Very Small Something


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A Very Small Something by David Hickey, Alexander Griggs-Burr

From A Very Small Something :

Somewhere past the wrinkled maps, and under
another sun, where favourite earrings find new ears
and missing marbles run, the hillsides made
their marvelous shapes for a town called Covington—

And a great pink factory as long as the breeze
weighed truckfuls and truckfuls of bubblegum.

Olivia Bezzlebee lives by the sea in a fantastic town with the world's biggest bubblegum factory, where its citizens blow bubbles all day. But Olivia can't blow a single one and feels as if everyone looks down on her. Leaving Covington to find a place where she might belong, she learns the true meanings of family and home.

A Very Small Something , beautifully illustrated by Alexander Griggs-Burr, is a story to which all children—and any tuned-in parent—will be able to relate. Blowing bubbles may indeed be a very small something . . . but when you are a small child and it's the thing you most want to do, a bubble can mean the whole world.

David Hickey is one of the leading young poets in Canada, and the author of two collections, including Open Air Bindery . He has tested his children's poems in schools across the country for the last seven years. He is finishing a PhD at the University of Western in London, Ontario.

Alexander Griggs-Burr illustrated the Ontario Library Association Red Maple–nominated Nieve in 2010. He lives and works in Stratford, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926845371
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Years

About the Author

David Hickey grew up on Prince Edward Island, in western Labrador, and along the north shore of Quebec. A past recipient of the Milton Acorn Prize and the Ralph Gustafson Prize, his work has appeared in magazines and journals across Canada an the United States. David is an avid runner and back yard astronomer, and he lives in London, ON.

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