Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of several young adult novels and picture books. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.
This is the story of a bored little boy, who meets a man, and together they build a story. This story within a story is charming and changes both their lives... and quite possibly the readers as well.
About the Author
Cary Fagan is a Toronto writer and editor whose books include "The Little Black Dress", "City Hall and Mrs. God: a passionate journey through a changing Toronto", and "History Lessons". His stories and literary journalism have appeared in newspapers and journals across Canada.
Dusan Petricic is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Earthlings Inside and Out. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
“Every child needs a Mr. Zinger – and his hat! – in his or her life…. This book oh-so-softly brings across a sweet, multigenerational message about sharing the power of imagination.”
“The illustrations by Dušan Petrièiæ are beautiful and very expressive.”
—Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
“A charming, marvelous tale surrounding the art of creating and telling stories, Mr. Zinger’s Hat celebrates the budding friendship between an elderly writer and a young boy who discovers a storyteller within … Fagan’s writing is beautifully crafted … Petričić’s engaging artwork deftly juxtaposes two distinct styles which portray a real-life setting and an imaginary world … The illustrations vividly depict the storyteller’s wry humour and the boy’s wide-eyed innocence.”
– Jury Members (Winner of the 2013 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award)