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The Light In Cy (Hardcover)

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A lonely little meadow bird,

looking to find new friends,

 sets out on a BIG adventure 

to the light inside.


(Age Range 4-8)


    Fun Fact: The story of CY was inspired

      by string light birds hanging along

           a home's oceanside deck on              beautiful Pender Island, BC, Canada.


"This book can be used by teachers and parents alike to teach children about the value of friendship, kindness, positivity, and self-esteem and how these essential qualities can change the lives of many."



Seattle Book Review 

   (starred review)



". . . a good read-aloud for little ones who will enjoy poring over the images." 


- Kirkus Reviews


"A sweet story that is well suited 

for a quiet and snuggly reading session." 


The Children's Book Review


utouts for CY

"Mark Glover Masterson does a remarkable job of creating a story for young children filled with meaning and awe."  

Seattle Book Review

(starred review)



"Elder's eye-catching, full colour images are a highlight

of the book." 

Kirkus Reviews

Mark Glover Masterson (Writer) Bio:


Being the child of a kindergarten teacher while growing up in Ottawa, Canada, Mark was often surrounded by kid’s picture books. His inspirations within the genre include Tomi Ungerer, Ezra Jack Keats, Margret and H.A. Rey, Gene Zion and     Dr Seuss. Mark is currently a Master of Arts degree student in Global Film & Television. His award-winning debut documentary film, Big Band Boom!, was produced for Bravo and NFB Canada, featuring a then unknown singer named Michael Bublé in his first national TV appearance. The Light In Cy is

Mark's debut children’s picture book

as an author.

Monica Elder (Illustrator) Bio:


A multifaceted visual artist based out of Vancouver, Canada, Monica was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She picked up her creative skills at a very young age, being mentored and encouraged by her mother. Nowadays, Monica’s major influences and inspirations come from artists such as Quentin Blake and Michael Martchenko. She uses a combination of traditional paintings and digital media techniques to achieve her own style, as displayed in her most recent children's picture book 

The Light in Cy.

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