Lawrence in the Fall


By Matthew Farina

Illustrated by Doug Salati

Cover design or artwork by Doug Salati

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When Lawrence Fox’s teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn’t have anything to share.

Luckily, Papa knows just what to do to help! Together, they venture into the woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows comfortable in the forest, he starts to recognize its magic, and how beautiful and unique each tree and leaf is, allowing him to gather a splendid, one-of-a-kind collection of his own!

  • "Readers will want to head out to discover a collection of their own."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Salati (In a Small Kingdom) builds the visual arc and emotional landscape of the story with soft pencil lines, muted browns and blues, and sensitive characterizations, lingering just enough on anxious moments that Lawrence's newfound confidence feels like a big reward."
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "This delightful seasonal story will inspire its young audience to do some leaf collecting of their own."

On Sale
Apr 4, 2019
Page Count
48 pages

Matthew Farina

About the Author

Matthew Farina is a painter and writer based in New York City. His reviews and essays have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, ArtCritical, and elsewhere. Matthew received a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Lawrence in the Fall is his first book. Find Matthew online at

Doug Salati is the creator of Hot Dog, which received the Randolph Caldecott Medal and Ezra Jack Keats Award. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts and was a 2015 Sendak Fellow. Doug lives and works in New York City and invites you to visit him online at

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