48 Grasshopper Estates
Sara de Waal, illustrated by Erica Medina
A little girl uses imagination and inventiveness to spread friendship through her community. But will she find a friend of her own? Whether it's a supersonic sandwich maker or a twelve-tailed dragon, Sicily Bridges can make almost anything from materials she finds around her apartment complex. But when it comes to making friends, Sicily has yet to find the perfect fit. With a diverse cast of characters brought to life by illustrator Erika Medina, Sara de Waal's whimsical debut emphasizes the power of imagination and finding companionship where you least expect it. (From Annick Press)
48 Grasshopper Estates is a finalist for the 2022 Blue Spruce Award, which celebrates picture books for readers in kindergarten to Grade 2.
Sara de Waal is a writer and educator based in British Columbia.
Erika Medina is a Mexican illustrator and art instructor based in Vancouver.