Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is an award-winning artist and illustrator.
Sydney Smith is a Governor General's Award-winning illustrator. (Steve Farmer)

Nova Scotia illustrator Sydney Smith has brought numerous children's stories to life with his artwork. He won the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature (illustrated books) as well as The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year for his wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson. His latest published work, Town Is by the Sea, written by Joanne Schwartz, is the story of a day in the life of a young maritime boy and the things he sees in his seaside coal-mining town. Their collaboration won the $50K TD Canadian Children's Literature Award — Canada's richest prize for children's books. 

Books by Sydney Smith


Students at Prospect Road Elementary School share their impressions of Town Is by the Sea, a picture book by Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith.




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