Sydney Smith is an award-winning children’s book illustrator. He was raised in rural Nova Scotia and began drawing at a young age. He studied drawing and printmaking at NSCAD University. His work has appeared on festival posters, album covers and magazines. He illustrated the highly acclaimed and wordless, Sidewalk Flowers, which won a Governor General’s Award and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. Currently his illustrations feature in Smoot a Rebellious Shadow and the breathtaking Town is by the Sea, which follows a boy and his wandering mind on his walk around Cape Breton.