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I’m Andrea Curtis, a writer in Toronto, Canada. I write for kids, young adults and grownups, too. My new book for kids,  A Forest in the City, has just been published. Last year, I published Big Water, a young adult novel based on the true story of two teenage shipwreck survivors and Eat this! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back). I live in Toronto with my family.
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My new nonfiction picture book for young readers, A Forest in the City, is just out from Groundwood Books. With beautiful illustrations by the prolific, award-winning artist Pierre Pratt, it’s an ode to the trees that make our cities sing.

As a former treeplanter and longtime tree lover, I’ve been writing and thinking about trees for a very long time. Check out my first magazine feature about treeplanting here; or my piece about the threats to Toronto’s urban forest here. I’ve also written about my experience forest bathing here.

I’m thrilled that A Forest in the City will be the first in a series of books about sustainability and changing urban systems called ThinkCities.

Next up: City of Water (spring 2021).
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Visit for more information on Andrea’s writing for grownups.

Check out this amazing Toronto organization where I am a board member and ran a weekly creative writing workshop for Grade 6 kids for nine years.
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