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Gillian Sze

Gillian Sze is the author of poetry collections, creative nonfiction and picture books. Her recent books include You Are My Favorite Color (illustrated by Niña Mata), The Night Is Deep and Wide (illustrated by Sue Todd) and My Love for You Is Always(illustrated by Michelle Lee). Her work has attained starred reviews from Quill & Quire, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches creative writing and literature. 

The Little Green Envelope
Written by Gillian Sze
, illustrated by Claudine Crangle
Published by Groundwood Books

A little green envelope longs to go on a journey. Will it be chosen to deliver Olive’s letter to her far-away friend? 

Olive’s friend has moved away, and Olive wishes she could visit her. A little green envelope, lost in the bottom of the desk drawer, knows how Olive feels. It, too, wants so much to travel, and imagines zipping up and down conveyer belts and bouncing along in a mail bag, on its way to deliver an important letter. An old postcard reassures that for every occasion, there is an envelope … but it seems like it will never be the little green envelope’s turn. 

When Olive’s grandpa suggests writing her friend a letter, the little green envelope hopes and hopes that it will be chosen to carry the letter to its destination — but will it be a perfect fit? 

A diagram on the endpapers shows how readers can create their own little green envelopes! 

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