San Antonio Book Festival - Liz Garton Scanlon
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Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved books for young people, from poetry and picture books to novels. Amongst her more than 20 picture books are the highly-acclaimed, Caldecott Award-honored picture book, All the World, and several co-written projects with author Audrey Vernick. Her middle grade novels include Lolo’s Light and in June 2024 she will publish first chapter book series. Liz serves on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Austin, Texas. Her brand new picture book is Everyone Starts Small, illustrated by Dominique Ramsey. 

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  • Everyone Starts Small by Liz Garton Scanlon

    Everyone Starts Small

    Sun and Grass, Water and Tree, Fire and Rain—nature’s cycle of creation unfolds in a compelling lyrical text and striking illustrations.

    Sun grows beams
    and Grass grows blades
    and Cloud cannot contain herself.

    Spring rains change Water from a tumbling creek to a roaring river and bring Tree nutrients it needs to stretch toward the sky. As Sun’s rays intensify, the sprouts and fruits and insects of the forest grow and bloom and develop, all working together in harmony. Even Fire, whose work causes Tree to ache from the inside, brings opportunity for the next generation of flora and fauna. Paired with the vivid, organic imagery of Dominique Ramsey, Liz Garton Scanlon’s poetic tribute to our planet’s resilience is a resonant story of life, death, and regeneration.

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