A Grain of Sand (Hardcover)

By P. Page, Vladyana L. Krykorka (Illustrator)

Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 9781550418019, 28pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2003



With the words of England's great romantic poet as their stepping stone, award-winning poet P.K. Page and celebrated artist Vladyana Krykorka enter the magical, mystical world of a child's imagination in a book that will live in the reader's memory long after the final page has been turned.

Handsomely bound and designed for gift giving, A Grain of Sand was originally written for an oratorio by the renowned choral master and composer Dr. Derek Holman and first performed in Toronto during that city's celebration of the new millennium.

Vladyana Krykorka's brilliant watercolors join the poet's words in perfect harmony, as

... a child on a beach on a summer's day

With time to idle the hours away

In the tiniest grain of sand can see

A limitless world of mystery

About the Author

P.K. Page is a widely published and read poet whose many books have been honoured with awards and prizes including Canada's coveted Governor General's Award for Poetry. Prague-born Vladyana Langer Krykorka's illustrations have appeared in many books including The Polar Bear's Gift, Northern Lights-The Soccer Trails, and Baseball Bats for Christmas, the latter two being winners of the Ruth Schwartz Award.