Author(s): Sara O'Leary
Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things -- boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all. For Sadie, the world is so full of wonderful possibilities ... This is Sadie, and this is her story.
Sara O'Leary is a writer of fiction for both adults and children. She is the author of the award-winning series of Henry books: "When You Were Small," "Where You Came From" and "When I Was Small" all illustrated by Julie Morstad. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal. Sara was named for a grandmother who was called Sadie all her life. She is happy to have a child to name after her. Julie Morstad is an author, illustrator and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her most recent book for children, "How To," marks her authorial debut, and has received starred reviews in "Kirkus," "School Library Journal" and "Quill & Quire," as well as a Governor General's award nomination. Books she has illustrated for children include "When You Were Small," recipient of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; "When I Was Small," winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize; and "Singing Away the Dark," which was shortlisted for a number of children's literature prizes.