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Virginia Wolf

Kyo Maclear's children's book, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, won the Governor General's Literary Award in 2012.

Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

Virginia Wolf is a charming story about a young girl who does everything she can to cheer up her sister when she wakes up in a "wolfish mood." It is loosely based on the relationship between the depressive author Virginia Woolf and her artist sister Vanessa Bell. Isabelle Arsenault's bright, elegant illustrations beautifully capture the wide range of emotions the sisters go through, from glumness to gladness.

Virginia Wolf won the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature (illustration) in 2012.

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