Virginia Wolf

Vanessa's sister, Virginia, is in a “wolfish” mood–growling, howling and acting very strange. It's a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells Vanessa about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint Bloomsberry on the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing “so that what was down could climb up.” Before long, Virginia, too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own. Loosely based on the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa Bell, Virginia Wolf is an uplifting story for readers of all ages.

Kyo Maclear

Kyo Maclear is an essayist, novelist and children’s author. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four with her British father (a foreign correspondent and documentary filmmaker) and Japanese mother (a painter and art dealer). Her books have been translated into fifteen languages, published in over twenty countries, and garnered numerous award nominations. Kyo holds a doctorate in environmental humanities, and is on faculty with The Humber School for Writers and associate faculty with the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA. She has presented at universities, schools and festivals around the world.

Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle Arsenault’s work has been published and recognized in newspapers and magazines throughout North America. Her book entitled Migrantis was selected among the 10 best illustrated books of 2011 by The New York Times. In 2012, she received her second Governor General’s Award for the illustrations of Virginia Wolf. Isabelle finds great inspiration in the themes of this touching story and she see art as a way to see the world differently. Isabelle lives in Montreal, with her husband and their two sons.