Q&A with the Tundra Team: Featuring Samantha


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Samantha, Editor

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1. What is your favourite thing about your job?

Getting to work with writers and illustrators is such a wonderful thing! I love being able to help creators shape and perfect their work, whether it's working with an artist on a composition for a picture book or a novelist on a particularly tricky plot point. It's also nice to know that the work I'm doing helps get books into the hands of children. I loved reading as a kid, and so many books really stuck with me--I'm glad I get to help create that experience for kids reading today.

 

2. Tell us about your favourite book as a child.

My favourite was definitely Ferdinand the Bull. The black and white illustrations are so fantastic, and the writing is funny and kind of weird. I was also really fond of The Olden Days Coat by Margaret Laurence and The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier.

 

3. Which Tundra character(s) would you want to have dinner with and why?

Arlo the Armadillo, so that he could tell me about his travels. The bed from The Pirate's Bed because he seems like a nice guy and I could take a nap at dinner that way. And the dinosaur from Adventures with Barefoot Critters because I think we have a lot in common (we are both very clumsy).