I’m Andrea Curtis, a writer in Toronto, Canada. I write for kids, young adults and grownups, too. My new book for middle graders, A Forest in the City, is coming out soon. 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 coming out spring 2020 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’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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