Little Moss, Big Tree wins!

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Very happy to announce that Little Moss, Big Tree has won Spark Award Honor from SCBWI for Illustrated Book category. This poignant picture book about natural pen pals touches on friendship and empathy in the face of big life changes. The book is also Foreword INDIES Book of the Year finalist.

Thank you to the whole team who have made it possible for my illustrations to grace its pages - our author, M. Yap-Stewart, Emily Martin our wonderful editor, and last but far from least, our wonderful designer, Eileen Savage.

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In addition the book is now available to purchase at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY. Thank you to the bookstore for giving us a prominent place on their shelf.

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A few weeks ago I’ve also had an opportunity to talk and read to K-5 students of Lyon Elementary. I’ve greatly enjoyed seeing all the attentive faces and listening as students told me about what books they love, what art styles they are enjoying, and getting them to tell me tall tales during our role play of being authors and illustrators.

Huge thank you to teachers and educators at the school for inviting me.

Love,
Mariya

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