Where You Came From

Where You Came From

Where You Came From

Where You Came From


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Now available in paperback! In this second book in the acclaimed Henry Books series, curious little Henry has a new question for his parents: "Where did I come from?" His parents, trying to remember, come up with many hilarious, imaginative and whimsical answers.

The hardcover edition of Where You Came From was the third prize winner at the 2008 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design, an AIGA professional association for design 50 books / 50 covers selection, and a finalist for the 2008 ForeWord Magazine 2008 Book of the Year Award (Children's Picture Book category).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772290165
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sara O'Leary is an author, playwright, and literary journalist. She is the author of the award-winning Henry Books, including Where You Came From, When You Were Small, and When I Was Small, as well as the picture book This is Sadie (Tundra). She teaches Writing for Children and Screenwriting at Concordia Universityin Montreal.

Julie Morstad is known for her surreal, whimsical work. Her books have garnered many accolades, including the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize at the BC Book Prizes, and First Prize at the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design; they have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book Category), and Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book Category). She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Read an Excerpt

From Where You Came From by Sara O'Leary, with illustrations by Julie Morstad:

Henry is a boy who likes to ask questions.
Every day it’s something new.

Do one and one always make two? he asks.
And never something more?

But there is one particular question
he asks again and again.

Where did I come from? asks Henry.

Well, says his father.

It was so long ago now
that it is difficult to remember

I think that was the day
that the stork called in sick,
and a flock of crows
took over his deliveries.

No, says his mother.
Don’t you remember?

The fairies brought you.
It must have taken dozens
of them to lift you,
because they were so small
and you were so big.

No, says his father.
Don’t you remember?

We found you in a basket,
floating down the river.
We’d been out for a picnic
and it was the perfect end
to a perfect blue-sky day.

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