From Ezra Jack Keats Honor winner E. B. Goodale comes a celebration of nature, family, and building our own hands-on adventures—perfect for any reader who has ever craved a bit of independence . . .
In this lush and playful picture book from E. B. Goodale, illustrator of Windows, Kate feels ignored by her mother and sister and so decides to run away. In a neighboring yard, she builds a fort and enjoys a sense of independence—until she finds herself making room for her family in her new home . . . Under the Lilacs is the perfect celebration of striking out on your own—while still making room for everyone.
About the Author
E. B. Goodale is the author/illustrator of Under the Lilacs, her debut, which was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Spring 2020. She has also illustrated several other picture books including Windowsand Here and Now, both by author Julia Denos. Visit her at www.ebgoodale.com, on Twitter: @ebgoodale and on Instagram: @ebgoodale
"[A] truly attractive mélange that evinces early spring days, green fields, and blue skies swept with clouds. After reading this book, who wouldn't want to try their own hand at a little independence?"—Kirkus
"Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Goodale succeeds in offering a contemplative and relatable work that affirms and reflects the complex emotional lives of young children."—School Library Journal
"Kate’s voice succinctly captures the whirling emotions of childhood’s lonely moments, deftly balancing sulky isolation with the need for attention and companionship." - Publishers Weekly