Sydney Smith was born in the South Shore of Nova Scotia, one of his favourite places in all of Canada. He is the illustrator of Town Is by the Sea, winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, and has twice won the Governor General’s Literary Award – for Sidewalk Flowers and Small in the City, which he also wrote. He lives with his family in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Canada Year by Year
2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2017 - Information Book Award, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Commended
2017 - Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Winner
2016 - Kids Books of the Year 2016, Quill & Quire, Winner
Non-fictionCanada Year by Year, 2016