“EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street” by Fitch & Fitzgerald

About the Book...

If ever you go travelling
On EveryBody Street
You’ll see EveryBody’s Different
Than EveryOne you meet

Sheree Fitch’s playful words lead you into this beautiful children’s book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Fitch displays her wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald’s lively illustrations. EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street was originally produced in 2001 as a fundraiser to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees in support of the Nova Scotia Hospital and to raise awareness for mental illness and addiction.

About the Author

SHEREE FITCH photo by Kate InglisSheree Fitch is an award winning poet, storyteller, and educator. Her picture books, novels, plays, and poetry have delighted both children and adults since 1987.  Sheree lives with her husband Gilles, in River John, Nova Scotia, on their hobby farm.  Happy Doodle Do, with a donkey, a dog, a cat and a few other critters.  They run a seasonal book store, Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery, which highlights storytelling, literacy, Atlantic Canadian books and writers, and of course: poems!

While you're here check out these previously posted articles featuring Sheree Fitch - SABS 7th Birthday Salute, “Kiss the Joy as it Flies” by Sheree Fitch SHEREE FITCH Bringing ‘Monkeys’ to the Masses Sheree Fitch – No Place Like Home in New Brunswick  FESTIVE MARSHMALLOW LOG  “Toes in My Nose” Turns 25  Judging a Book by Its Cover  The Best Christmas Present I Ever Got Was…  Sheree Fitch website: www.shereefitch.com  Twitter: @sherfitch


About the Illustrator

Emma Fitzgerald photo by Karina KuschnirEmma FitzGerald was born to Irish parents in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa. She moved to Canada at a young age and spent most of her childhood in Vancouver, BC. These early travels have instilled in her a keen interest in people and places. Emma has followed a career path that is part-architecture, part art, receiving a BFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia in 2004, and a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2008. She has worked in architecture offices across Canada and with Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa. There she worked on the award winning Mpangubwe Interpretive Centre and Alexandra Heritage Centre.  Her art practice is characterised by on-site drawing, place-based research, and a sense of the poetic. This work has taken her from textile factories in her birth country of Lesotho, to the various houses of Canadian American poet Elizabeth Bishop. She has exhibited widely, and participated in several artist residency programmes including Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, and the Santa Fe Art Institute's thematic residency in New Mexico. She is the author of Hand Drawn Halifax, a best-selling book based on her chosen home in Nova Scotia. The Globe & Mail describes it as 'part journal, part sketchbook, Hand Drawn Halifax is a love letter to Atlantic Canada’s largest city.' For more on Emma visit her site emmafitzgerald.ca

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