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Garden of Lost Socks

Esi Edugyan

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August 29, 2023

HarperCollins Canada

  • Primary

Garden of Lost Socks

Esi Edugyan

Two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan’s debut picture book is a whimsical story about friendship, curiosity and the magic of a vibrant community.

Akosua was always told she was too nosy.

Her parents loved her very much, but she always seemed to find trouble.

"Trouble isn't what I find!" said Akosua. "I'm an Exquirologist. What I find is lost things."

This big-hearted picture book debut from one of Canada's brightest literary stars follows Akosua, a budding Exquirologist, as she finds both a new friend and a remarkable world hidden right in her very own community. Acclaimed artist Amélie Dubois adds a layer of magic to Akosua's charming adventure with her delicate, compelling illustrations.

Each turn of the page pulls readers deeper into Akosua's journey, daring them to become Exquirologists too, and encouraging them to seek out magic in the mundane!