After Sylvia

After Sylvia

Written by: Cumyn, Alan
ages 8 to 11 / grades 3 to 6

Nominated for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the TD Children's Literature Award

As the new school year unfolds, the magic of the Skye brothers' antic adventures is replaced by a different kind of magic — of stillness, when Owen visits the haunted house in the dead of winter, and of insight, as he begins to see his father in a new light. Owen is growing up, but happily for readers, he never loses his most endearing qualities — his sweet vulnerability, his impulsive courage, and his imagination as big as the sky.

The Secret Life of Owen Skye was a smash hit with readers, reviewers and award juries. In After Sylvia, Alan Cumyn has produced a captivating sequel that captures perfectly the bewilderment and joy of being a kid. A funny, poignant, magical book that will delight a broad range of readers.

Nominated for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the TD Children's Literature Award

As the new school year unfolds, the magic of the Skye brothers' antic adventures is replaced by a different kind of magic — of stillness, when Owen visits the haunted house in the dead of winter, and of insight, as he begins to see his father in a new light. Owen is growing up, but happily for readers, he never loses his most endearing qualities — his sweet vulnerability, his impulsive courage, and his imagination as big as the sky.

The Secret Life of Owen Skye was a smash hit with readers, reviewers and award juries. In After Sylvia, Alan Cumyn has produced a captivating sequel that captures perfectly the bewilderment and joy of being a kid. A funny, poignant, magical book that will delight a broad range of readers.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — May 1, 2008
Specifications 200 pages | 5.19 in x 7.69 in
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Written By Alan Cumyn has written many highly acclaimed novels for both children and adults. He teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently chair of the Writers' Union of Canada. Visit Alan Cumyn's website: http://alancumyn.com/
Audience ages 8 to 11 / grades 3 to 6

Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 2005

Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2005

Long-listed, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2005

Long-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, 2006

Commended, CCBC Our Choice (starred selection), 2005