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Laurel Croza lived near four dam sites when she was a child, moving nine times and attending six schools before she was fourteen. I Know Here is based on her memories of leaving Saskatchewan for Toronto. More...


The little girl in this story knows everything about the place she lives -- her road, her school, the forest where she plays hide-and-seek and where the wolf howls at night, the hill where she goes tobogganing in winter. But when summer comes the family is moving. More...


• Winner of the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

• Winner of the 2011 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award

• Winner of the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature: Picture Book


"...simple and profound..."
- The New York Times

"Beautiful book - not a single sentence that isn't grounded in specific and resonant detail... a poem for the heart"
- Wayson Choy

  I Know Here


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