Lighting Our World (Hardcover)

A Year of Celebrations

By Catherine Rondina, Jacqui Oakley (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781554535941, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

List Price: 17.95*
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Throughout the year and around the globe, people use light --- candles, bonfires, lanterns and fireworks --- to celebrate special occasions. This richly illustrated book is an illuminating tour of the world's brightest and warmest festivities.

About the Author

Catherine Rondina has written numerous children's books and teaches the art of writing nonfiction. She is the author of Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You. Catherine lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Jacqui Oakley is a professional illustrator specializing in portraiture and hand- lettering. She has done work for clients such as Rolling Stone, Spin, The Boston Globe, LA Weekly and The Atlantic. In addition to her work as a freelance illustrator, she is also an instructor at OCAD University in Toronto. She has received various awards for her work, such as the American Illustration Award and the Applied Arts Illustration Award. Born in Canada, Jacqui spent her formative years living in Bahrain, Zambia, England and Libya. She currently lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario.

Praise For Lighting Our World: A Year of Celebrations

... an informative, month-by-month look at global holidays, both religious and secular.—Publishers Weekly