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Mahak Jain is a writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. She is enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph. She was previously the Managing Editor at Owlkids and at Lobster Press. "Maya" is Mahak's first picture book.
Elly Mackay received her bachelor of fine art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She creates her illustrations by inking YUPO(r) paper and cutting it into layers that she sets up somewhat like a Victorian Paper Theater, then plays with lights and filters to create atmosphere and photographs the scenes. She lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Mahak Jain is a writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. She is enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph. She was previously the Managing Editor at Owlkids and at Lobster Press. "Maya" is Mahak's first picture book.
Elly Mackay received her bachelor of fine art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She creates her illustrations by inking YUPO(r) paper and cutting it into layers that she sets up somewhat like a Victorian Paper Theater, then plays with lights and filters to create atmosphere and photographs the scenes. She lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Reviews

"Richly poetic...engaging...gorgeous... Papa once told Maya that "a story was like a bird," flying us to somewhere unknown and always changing us. And so it is with this book."
--Canadian Children's Book News

"Nothing short of magical, breath-taking and inspiring... Highly, highly recommended and very very close to essential."
--Kinderlit "...the idea that bad things can turn good is clear, and kids will sense Maya's ultimate healing."
--The National Reading Campaign "An atmospheric tale about loss, the power of story, and finding light in the darkness."
--School Library Journal "An important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy."
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW "Recommended."
--Canadian Review of Materials "Beautifully illustrated... Highlight[s] the discovery of beauty and strength in unlikely places."
--Quill & Quire

"Richly poetic...engaging...gorgeous... Papa once told Maya that "a story was like a bird," flying us to somewhere unknown and always changing us. And so it is with this book."
--Canadian Children's Book News

"Nothing short of magical, breath-taking and inspiring... Highly, highly recommended and very very close to essential."
--Kinderlit ..".the idea that bad things can turn good is clear, and kids will sense Maya's ultimate healing."
--The National Reading Campaign "An atmospheric tale about loss, the power of story, and finding light in the darkness."
--School Library Journal "An important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy."
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW "Recommended."
--Canadian Review of Materials "Beautifully illustrated... Highlight[s] the discovery of beauty and strength in unlikely places."
--Quill & Quire

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