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Ashley Spires is the author and illustrator of many books including the bestselling The Most Magnificent Thing, now an award-winning animated short film; and The Binky The Space Cat series, currently in its second season as an animated TV series called Agent Binky. Her book Small Saul was selected for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s TD Grade One Giveaway and was given to over half-a-million children. She is a drinker of tea, eater of candy and fosterer of cats. Ashley lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia with her dog and far too many felines.

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Darren LeBeuf lives with his wife and two kids in Vancouver, the city that inspired his first published book, My Forest is Green. Darren started his creative career as an exhibit designer at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. As well as being an acclaimed children’s book author, he is also a family and wedding photographer. My City Speaks is the third book in his series with illustrator Ashley Barron.

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Ashley Barron is a multimedia artist who is best known for her intricate paper collage work. She is the illustrator of several children’s books, including Birthdays Around the World, Love You Head to Toe, and a series of books with author Darren LeBeuf. In 2017, Ashley was the Toronto Public Library’s Illustrator in Residence, a program organized by IBBY Canada.

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