Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – The Boy Who Grew Flowers (Paperback)

Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books – The Boy Who Grew Flowers (Paperback)


Product Code: BF079

Age: 3y+

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Barefoot Books – The Boy Who Grew Flowers (Paperback)

Quiet Rink always sits at the back of the classroom, away from the other children who have heard strange rumours about his family and prefer to keep their distance. But when a kind new girl joins his class, Rink’s life begins to change. Inspired by the experiences of her brother, who is on the autism spectrum, Jen Wojtowicz’s heartwarming tale encourages children to empathise with and reach out to others.

Awards: ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award Finalist

Paperback: 32 pages

ISBN: 9781846867491

Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm

Written By: Jen Wojtowicz

Illustrated By: Steve Adams

About the author:

Jennifer Wojtowicz is an artist who also happens to write. She has had many odd jobs ― from working on a cranberry bog to making and selling hats. She currently teaches artists who also happen to have disabilities. All of her life experiences have stimulated her as an artist, teacher and writer. She was inspired to write this story because of her brother, who has autism.

About the illustrator:

Steve Adams currently lives in Montreal where he shares his passion of illustration and graphic design as a college teacher. Steve is an award-winning illustrator who has studied graphic design in Canada and Europe. This is his first project with Barefoot Books.