Kim Lewis created " The Shepherd Boy" which was shorlisted for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal".
Kim Lewis grew up in a sleepy suburb of the city of Montreal, in Canada. As a child, she always wished she'd been brought up on a farm. As a student Kim Lewis moved to England, where she immediately felt completely at home. After Kim met her late husband, Flea, at art school, they moved to Northumberland, to live and work on a hill farm. Something about the landscape reminded her of home, and her books reflect this beautiful landscape and the joys of country life.
PreS-Gr 1ÄSam and Alice are spending the day together on Sam's farm. They hear the clucking that heralds the laying of an egg, find the egg, begin to take it to Sam's house, quarrel, break the egg, hear more clucking, find a new egg, and transport it triumphantly home. This simple tale of anger and reconciliation is sweetly illustrated in double-spread, sunlit, colored-pencil illustrations. Lewis knows her young audience and she knows how to render enough detail in her drawings to tousle the children's hair and make readers yearn to pat the sheep dog. She shows the clutter of the barn and the varied vegetation around it and, at the same time, directs youngsters' attention to the central figures in the story. You can almost smell the hay. Masterful.ÄMiriam Lang Budin, Mt. Kisco Public Library, NY
A beautifully told and written story that perfectly captures the
ups and downs of first friendships. * The Northern Echo *
...beautiful, warm illustrations complement a text that is sensitive, perceptive and reassuring. A wonderful look at friendship and sharing. Not to be missed! * MAMA *