Matt James is a painter, author/illustrator and musician, whose many highly acclaimed children’s books include Yellow Moon, Apple Moon by Pamela Porter; I Know Here by Laurel Croza; and The Stone Thrower by Jael Ealey Richardson (about Chuck Ealey, the first black quarterback in the CFL). Matt’s illustrations for Northwest Passage, a stunning tribute to the iconic Stan Rogers’ song, won the Governor General’s Literary Award. The Funeral is the first book Matt has both written and illustrated, and tells a life-affirming story of how we remember those who have gone before us. It has already garnered glowing reviews from the School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
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