Author(s): Julie Kraulis
Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favourite places for Arlo to use when he was hold enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about Paris and the one the French call La Dame de Fer, or Iron Lady, he decides it's time to strike out on his first adventure. He travels to France and, guided by Augustin's journal, discovers the joys of Paris: eating a flakey croissant at a cafe and of course meeting the Iron Lady...but who is she?
PRAISE FOR "Whimsy's Heavy Things" "Every page is sweetly rendered by author and illustrator Julie Kraulis's oil and graphite artwork... "Whimsy's Heavy Things "is a great aid for adults who want to create a safe place to talk about those big, nameless feelings and fears." - "Quill & Quire"
Toronto-based artist and illustrator and author Julie Kraulis is passionate about ideas: the unexpected, profound, whimsical, smart. Her creative journey is one of hope and disbelief, soaring and stumbling. All that she encounters in this wide world becomes her inspiration and she delights in sharing these treasures with others. She is a stop and smell the roses kind of gal who loves to create.