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Roslyn Schwartz

Ros Schwartz was born in Montreal in 1951. She grew up in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, before returning later to Montreal. Her children's series The Mole Sisters, published by Annick Press, has entranced generations of little ones; Ros received the Writer's Trust 2003 Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Children. She has also worked as an animator for the NFB. Currently she has a regular illustrated story, The Vole Brothers, with OWL Magazine.

“Roslyn Schwartz is a virtuoso of the picture book form. In all her books but most especially in the Mole Sisters stories she demonstrates how minimal text, tiny pictures, and hilariously unambitious images can convey worlds of meaning and character. The choice of the humble coloured pencil as medium perfectly complements the rich, understated humour in these stories in which ‘nothing happens,’ but mutual affection, questioning minds, and the world’s pleasant possibilities are always apparent. Playful, intelligent and peopled with unforgettable characters, Schwartz’s titles are a significant, inimitable contribution to Canadian children’s literature.”
— 2003 Vicky Metcalf Award Jury

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