Inspired by the notion that all people have a special place, Sanctuary explores the possibilities of what this place—big or small, public or private, indoors or out—might be. Drawn sometimes from a child’s perspective, and sometimes from an adult point of view, the illustrations suggest the variety of spaces that may give comfort, protection, inspiration, or peace. Though a picture book, Sanctuary isn’t just a book for children. It’s a joyful, lyrical poem-in-pictures that invites readers of any age to consider the question: What’s your special place?
Winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Grades Pre-K—3)