About the Creators

Mordecai Richler was the author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of nonfiction, his novel Barney’s Version was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in Canada and the Caribbean. Richler also received two Governor General’s Literary Awards and was short-listed twice for the Booker Prize. Mordecai Richler died in Montreal, in 2001.

Cary Fagan has received the Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction, and the Mr. Christie Silver Medal. His recent picture books include Mr. Zinger's Hat, Ella May and the Wishing Stone, Ten Old Men and a Mouse, My New Shirt, and Thing-Thing. His children’s novels include The Fortress of Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch Honor Book), Directed by Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch finalist), and Ten Lessons for Kaspar Snit (Silver Birch Honor Book). Cary Fagan lives in Toronto.

Duŝan Petričić is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books for children including My New Shirt by Cary Fagan. A former professor of illustration and book design, his work appears in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and The Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto.

Founded in Montreal in 1967, Tundra Books is Canada’s oldest English language children’s publisher best known for Canadian classics such as Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater and Mordecai Richler’s beloved Jacob Two-Two series. Over the years Tundra has been dedicated to helping people tell their own stories, to introducing gallery artists to young children, and to keeping in print the books children love, so they can share them years later with their own children.

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