Lawrence in the Fall


By Matthew Farina

Illustrated by Doug Salati

Cover design or artwork by Doug Salati

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An Ezra Jack Keats Writer and Illustrator Award Honoree! This "subtly powerful story of agency and independence" (Publisher's Weekly) features beautiful illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Doug Salati.

When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting things they collect at show-and-tell, Lawrence panics. All of his classmates have impressive collections: coins, combs, marbles…but Lawrence doesn’t have anything to share.

Luckily, Papa knows where to find something magical: the deep, dark woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows more comfortable, he starts to recognize the uniqueness of the forest and its creatures. Here, amid the towering trees and their array of colorful leaves, Lawrence just may find a splendid, one-of-a-kind collection of his own.

With gentle storytelling by Matthew Farina and sensitively rendered illustrations by Doug Salati, this heartfelt story celebrates individuality and the power of nature to inspire us.

  • 2020 Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award Honoree
    2020 Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award Honoree
  • * "A subtly powerful story of agency and independence."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "Readers will want to head out to discover a collection of their own."
    Kirkus Reviews

On Sale
Apr 9, 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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