Harry and Clare's Amazing Staycation (Hardcover)

By Ted Staunton, Mika Song (Illustrator)

Tundra Books (NY), 9781770498273, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2017



Move over, Max and Ruby. Harry and Clare are here to steal the sibling spotlight
Harry and Clare are stuck at home for their spring break. No exotic locations, no plane trips, no exciting plans. So they make their own fun: the living room becomes Mars, the diving board at the pool becomes a pirate's plank and the local playground where the man-eating octopus lives. The trouble is, older sister Clare is the one making all the rules, and that means deciding on the game AND eating all the food. But Harry has a plan to turn the tables... if he can just keep his snacks out of the Abominable Snowman's clutches.

About the Author

TED STAUNTON writes for audiences of all ages, creating funny and perceptive stories of childhood, teen and family life. Trained as a teacher, Ted is also a speaker, performer, and workshop leader in schools, libraries and venues across Canada. When not writing his award-winning books, Ted likes to perform with the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. (He brings his guitar and banjo to school presentations as well.) He also enjoys running, reading and listening to music. Ted and his family live in Port Hope, Ontario. MIKA SONG is a children's writer and illustrator who likes to make stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York to study animation at Pratt Institute. She worked in children's educational animation before devoting herself to writing and illustrating children's books. These days she draws in her tiny apartment in Chinatown and volunteers as a Reading Partners tutor with upper elementary kids.