Burt’s Way Home

2016 DEBUT Burt’s Way Home
Book Author(s) John Martz
Publisher Koyama Press
Book List Price $17.95
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
Web site http://koyamapress.com/


Burt’s an orphan, but no regular orphan; he’s an orphan of time and space after a cosmic accident left him stranded on earth, or so he says. Lydia is an older person who has adopted Burt. Together they tell a tale of home and belonging from two different perspectives.

JOHN MARTZ is a cartoonist and illustrator in Toronto, ON. His book, A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, was shortlisted for The Governor General’s Literary Awards and was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7).

“This is a book of the sweetest optimism. ‘You’ll understand when you’re older’ is a familiar refrain to anyone who remembers their childhood, but Burt understands plenty, in his own way. He would be baffling if not for the patience and love of someone who cares for him, trying to see what he sees.” — Kate Beaton, author of Hark! A Vagrant