Percy's Museum

A picture book by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Carmen Mok.

Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Carmen Mok

A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it's summertime — flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Enraptured by the natural world, Percy climbs trees, tastes wild strawberries and tries to catch fish in the river with his bare hands. Percy also likes to draw pictures of what he has seen each day. He collects interesting leaves and rocks, and insects in jars. Percy discovers that being alone doesn't have to be lonely, but explorers often share their findings. So, he creates a way to share his collection with others … Percy's Museum is a sweet story about embracing change, the excitement of discovery and the wonder of nature and new friends. (From Groundwood Books)

Sara O'Leary is a writer based in New Brunswick. She is the author of the novel The Ghost in the House and the children's books Owls Are Good at Keeping Secrets, illustrated by Jacob Grant, A Family Is a Family Is a Family, illustrated by Qin Leng, and This Is Sadie, illustrated by Julie Morstad. 

Carmen Mok is an illustrator. She has illustrated numerous books, including Waiting for Sophie by Sarah Ellis, Look at Me Now by Carol McDougall and Shanda LaRamee-Jones and Ride the Big Machines in Winter.

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