"Poignant, passionate, and full of surprises"— The Globe and Mail, about Nevers
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2020 Governor General's Literary Award in Young People's Literature
2020 BC/Yukon Book Prize
City of Victoria Children's Book Prize
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award
Rocky Mountain Book Award
Chocolate Lily Award
"An unexpected touch of magic that will delight young readers."
— The Globe and Mail
"Unfolds with mystery and hilarity."
"Cassidy’s lyrical writing is completely captivating." — Stephanie Lamb
"In Sara Cassidy’s novels for children and teens, imagination is shown to be both a creative gift and an essential vehicle of empathy and morality." — Vancouver Sun
"Painted Fences does an excellent job portraying what life was like for a child at the time of World War II." -- CM Magazine
Illustrated by Sydney Barnes
A story within a story, about resourcefulness, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present.
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