Julia Denos lovingly illustrates a thoughtful, poetic text about protecting farm animals instead of exploiting them. Accessible to the youngest readers, this picture book gently celebrates compassion for all creatures. Perfect for fans of Becoming a Good Creature and Tiny, Perfect Things.
Where do you feel safe and seen?
When can you be yourself?
What about the animals who share our planet?
And why do we treat farm animals differently than our beloved pets?
These questions are explored in this gentle celebration of what it means to care for and respect creatures of all kinds. Poetic text and gorgeous, joyful art show us how we can protect animals by honoring and advocating for their lives.
Accessible to the youngest readers, Sanctuary invites us to open our hearts wide to create a more loving and more compassionate world—for all.
is the author of the multi-awarded picture book Windows
, as well as Here and Now,
both illustrated by E.B. Goodale, and is author/illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color
, her author/illustrator debut, which was a 2016 ALA Notable selection. She is the illustrator of Margaret Cardillo's Just Being Audrey
and Just Being Jackie
, as well as I Had a Favorite Dress
by Boni Ashburn. Inspired by her love of nature, words, and watercolor, she lives and works in coastal Massachusetts.
Julia Denos is the author-illustrator of Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color and the illustrator of several children’s books, including Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, Dotty by Erica S. Perl, Grandma’s Gloves by Cecil Castellucci, and Letters to Leo by Amy Hest. Julia currently lives in Boston. You can visit her online at www.juliadenos.com.
"A look at the incredible healing power of compassion. A light touch on a deep subject intended to spur a new generation of animal rights activists." — Kirkus Reviews
“Denos bears quiet witness to the lives of animals released from making food for humans. Quietly affecting . . . . This conversation-opening picture book foregrounds important messages of innate value and community care.” — Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR HERE AND NOW: "Readers will find themselves returning for a thoughtful moment again and again." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
PRAISE FOR STARCROSSED: “Author-illustrator Denos weaves a tale of celestial friendship full of wonder and discovery.” — Booklist (starred review)