Why evergreens keep their leaves


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Annemarie Riley Guertin

Helena Pérez Garcia


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One autumn evening, little redbird settled down for one last sleep before flying south for winter. As she slept, a strong gust of wind shook her from her cozy nest . . . . . . little redbird hurts her wing and misses her chance to fly south for the winter. As she searches for a new home amongst the trees, she begins to realize that not all trees are fit for the winter cold. As more and more trees refuse her shelter, too preoccupied with their preparations for the frost, little redbird fears the worst. That is, until she comes across a friendly bunch of evergreens. In the spirit of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves is a timeless story of why the fir, spruce, and juniper trees are evergreen all winter long.

Annemarie Riley Guertin

Annemarie Riley Guertin is a newly minted author. Her debut picture book, How the Finch Got His Colors (Familius), flew onto shelves in 2018. She has a second book, Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves (Familius), coming out in 2019. Annemarie graduated from Wheelock College and Fitchburg State University, earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education (summa cum laude). Annemarie is a literacy coach for the Salem Public School district in Salem, MA. She lives in Haverhill, MA, with her husband, Michael, and their two children.

Helena Pérez Garcia

Helena Pérez Garcia is an illustrator who specialises in portraits, editorial, and book illustration. She was born in Spain, where she earned a fine arts degree. She relocated to London in 2012, and after living there for six years, she moved back to Madrid, where she is based now. Her mysterious and conceptual illustrations, often depicting characters in surreal situations, are rich in detail and color. Her work is inspired by art, literature, and cinema. She has published two illustrated books in France (Louna au Musée and Bonne Nuit Louna) and among her clients are publishing houses like Penguin Random House, Tate Publishing and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and publications like The Financial Times, Reader's Digest, Il Corriere della Sera, and BuzzFeed.
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