Cover image for The last story, the first story / Richard Thompson ; [text illustrations by Ruth Ohi].
Title:
The last story, the first story / Richard Thompson ; [text illustrations by Ruth Ohi].
ISBN:
9781550370249
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Toronto, On : Annick Press Ltd., ℗♭1988.
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126 pages : illustrations.
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This is the extraordinary adventure of 11 year old friends Summer and Orin, who live in the mountains of British Columbia. Soon after the death of Summer's father, she and Orin travel to a mysterious land of "The Children of the Known", where everyone forgets their sorrows and no one ever dies. Tempted to surrender to this place to help her get over the painful memories of her father's accident, Summer has a choice between staying in this fantasy land, or returning to the real world--a choice of responsibility over dependence, the joys and pains of growing up, and ultimately, mortality.


Author Notes

Richard Thompson is a founding member of the British Columbia StoryTeller's Roundtable , and former nursery school teacher who now devotes his time to writing, and telling stories to young audiences across Canada.

Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of more than 40 books for children. Her delightful illustrations are familiar to families all over North America. She lives in Toronto.