'The Rock Box' by Don McKay

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Petra loves rocks, and collects them with a passion. She keeps them in her bedroom, in the kitchen cupboards, between the cushions of the living-room sofa, even in the bathroom medicine cabinet.

Petra's parents do not love rocks. At least, not as much as Petra does. To convince her to winnow down her collection, her parents offer her a wonderful treasure - a rock box, with a selection of the rocks and minerals found in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. But, wait, is one of those rocks winking at her/

Acclaimed Canadian poet Don McKay creates a charming tale of geology and deep time and connection in his first children's book.


Poet, teacher, and editor, Don McKay is the award-winning author of numerous volumes of poetry and essays, including All New Animals Acts, Angular Unconformity, and Lurch. He lives and writes in St. John's, NL.

Sally McKay is an artist, curator, art-writer, and educator who has created animations, and collaborated on a variety of zines. She brings that spirit and energy to her first work purely for children - a collaboration with her father. She lives in Hamilton, ON.

  • Written by Don McKay and illustrated by Sally McKay
  • 52 Pages
  • 8x10"
  • Ages 9-12


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