In Anything But Hank! Rachel Lebowitz and Zachariah Wells combine the whimsical humour of Lewis Carroll with the adventure-narrative balladeering of Robert Service to spin an unforgettable tale of a baby -- and a pig! -- in search of a name. Their quest takes them from the city to the mountains, as they seek an audience with the Wizard and his baby-naming Mexican beaded lizard. The story, accompanied by the gorgeously lush paintings of Eric Orchard, is a delight for readers of all ages.
About the Authors:
Zachariah Wells (www.zachariahwells.com) is the author of one trade collection of poetry Unsettled, as well as several chapbooks, broadsides and multimedia publications. A prolific and sometimes controversial critic, he is the reviews editor for Canadian Notes and Queries magazine and has twice won the Arc magazine Critic's Desk Award. Forthcoming works include a children's picture book, Anything But Hank (co-written with Rachel Lebowitz, illustrated by Eric Orchard); a poetry collection, Track & Trace; a collection of reviews and critical essays, Career Limiting Moves. (All of which are forthcoming with Biblioasis.) Originally from Price Edward Island, he now lives in New Westminster, BC, where he works seasonally as a passenger train attendant.
Rachel Lebowitz is the author of Hannus, which was shortlisted for the BC Book Prize and for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Zachariah Wells is the author of Unsettled, a collection of poems about his experiences in the Canadian Arctic. They live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Anything But Hank! is their first book for children.