Sarah Jung was born in Maine, USA, grew up in Vancouver, B.C., and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Jung is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned a BFA in illustration, creative writing and book arts. Jung is an illustrator as well as writer of children’s literature.
Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)
When Father Comes Home
New York: Orchard Books, 2021.
Publisher’s Synopsis (From the Scholastic Canada website)
June’s father is like a goose — he flies away for long periods of time, which means that June doesn’t get to see him very often. So June is extra happy when Father comes home, and happier still when the family does something extra special together to mark the occasion — they plant a tangerine tree, June’s favorite fruit! “Next time I am here, this tree will be bigger, and so will you,” says Father.
Caring for a growing sapling is a great responsibility and June takes it very seriously. When an accident happens and the tree topples over, June worries he may never see his father again. But things that have fallen can be replanted, and sometimes facing our biggest fears reveals our greatest strengths.