The Cul-de-Sac Kids
by Alison Achesonillustrated by Elisa Gutiérrez
Kezie, Patrick and Jed are left behind when Noli moves away. The house on the corner is empty, and the cul-de-sac kids wonder who will move in. Who will play hockey with them? Who will supply the cookies?
One day, a moving van pulls up. But the new neighbour is not at all what they were hoping for…
"Gutierréz’s attractive and unique artwork adds vibrancy to Acheson's light-hearted, simple text about three children learning about loss and relationships." - Resource Links
"Gutierréz’s simple black and white sketches work well." - CM Magazine
Alison Acheson has written many books for children and young people. Her young adult novel Mud Girl was a finalist for the Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book Award. Alison teaches writers of all ages and works as a freelance editor. She lives in Ladner, BC, with her spouse, three sons and an old rescue dog named Rocky.
Elisa Gutiérrez is a Vancouver-based independent illustrator and graphic designer born and raised in Mexico City. She moved to Canada in 1998 to be with her husband Dave, whom she met while participating in an exchange program at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1995.
Elisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from La Salle University in Mexico City, and worked in Mexico City for a number of years at the renowned publishing house "Artes de Mexico". After moving to Canada, Elisa began to explore her illustration skills further. Since that time, she has worked on the design of many children’s books and a number of other illustration projects.