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Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
chosen for Vancouver Reading Lights

Lee Edward Födi's Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers has received its own plaque as part of the Reading Lights program, an initiative in which plaques featuring children’s books by BC authors and illustrators are installed on lamp posts near parks, playgrounds, schools, and libraries throughout the city of Vancouver.

Reading Lights is a collaborative project of Vancouver Public Library and the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of B.C. Society.

Find out more here.

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers Reading Lights plaque  

Lee Edward Födi to present at
2016 Packaging Your Imagination conference

Lee Edward Födi will be presenting at CANSCAIP's 2016 Packaging Your Imagination Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Find out more here.


Lee Edward Födi chosen as illustrator for the
2016 BC Summer Reading Club

Lee Edward Födi has been chosen to be the official illustrator for the BC Library's 2016 summer reading club! The theme is Book a Trip.

Find out more here.

Steampunk book.  

Kendra Kandlestar listed in Best Books
for Kids & Teens 2015

The fifth and final book in the Kendra Kandlestar series has been listed in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's top books for the 2015 fall season. That means a complete run for the entire series; all five now books have now been selected!

Find out more at www.bookcentre.ca.


New Kendra Kandlestar book
—and it's absolutely FREE

Kendra Kandlestar: Legends & Lore has just been released as a free download for all digital platforms. This companion book to the Kendra Kandlestar series explores some of the history, mythology, and culture of the Land of Een and is a must-read for Kendra Kandlestar fans.

Check out the links for your favorite digital provider here.

Kendra Kandlestar: Legends & Lore from the Land of Een  

Lee Edward Födi on CBC radio

Check out an interview with Lee Edward Födi on CBC radio's North by Northwest by clicking here.


North by Northwest.  

Lee Edward Födi chosen
for 2015 TD Book Week Tour

Lee Edward Födi is among the chosen authors selected for the TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2015. He is touring schools in seven different cities in Ontario, Canada, from May 2-9, 2015.


Artwork from I'll Follow the Moon
on display at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum

JUNE 2014
Prints of three pieces for I'll Follow the Moon, written by Stephanie Lisa Tara and illustrated by Lee Edward Födi in watercolor, are on display at the Beatty Dioversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.


Kendra Kandlestar nominated
for Chocolate Lily Award

MAY 2014
Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
has been shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award.


Kendra Kandlestar original artwork
on display at YVR

Original artwork from Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers is currently on display at the Vancouver International Airport, as part of an exhibit featuring local children's illustrators. The display includes the original black-and-white cover art for the book, plus two pieces featuring fan-favorite characters Honest Oki and Winter Woodsong.