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Vernon Is on His Way

Vernon Is on His Way

Small Stories

Philip C. Stead

Roaring Brook Press



“It is a very nice day,” said Vernon.
Porcupine agreed. “I do not remember a day as nice as this.”
“Except for maybe yesterday,” offered Skunk.

Vernon, Skunk, and Porcupine are back! The stars of Philip C. Stead's acclaimed Home for Bird have returned in three enchanting new stories, Waiting, Fishing, and Gardening, each brimming with the tenderness and wry humor that made their first appearance such a delight.

Praise for Vernon Is on His Way

*"The slow pace, the moments of silence, and the quiet white space in Stead’s spreads are an antidote to frenetic busyness. For Vernon, what matters most is kindness, cherishing one’s friends, and noticing what other people miss."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Those able to slow their pace sufficiently to experience the compassionate Vernon and his kind-hearted friends will be amply rewarded."—Booklist, starred review

"Working, resting, seeking out things Bird loved, and thoughtful friends are factors in his renewal. Cleverly bringing the narrative full circle, Stead has crafted a caring community where sadness is mitigated by quiet kindnesses and an unhurried joy in nature—a fruitful model."—Kirkus


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Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which was illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. He is the creator of such widely acclaimed books as A Home for Bird, Hello, My Name Is Ruby, Sebastian and the Balloon, and Ideas Are All Around among others. Philip lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Roaring Brook Press

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