Lawrence in the Fall (Hardcover)

Lawrence in the Fall By Matthew Farina, Doug Salati (Illustrator), Doug Salati (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Matthew Farina, Doug Salati (Illustrator), Doug Salati (Cover design or artwork by)
Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.


A tender tale about facing your fears and finding your path, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Doug Salati

When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting things they collect at show-and-tell, Lawrence panics. All of his classmates have impressive collections: coins, combs, marbles…but Lawrence doesn’t have anything to share.

Luckily, Papa knows where to find something magical: the deep, dark woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows more comfortable, he starts to recognize the uniqueness of the forest and its creatures. Here, amid the towering trees and their array of colorful leaves, Lawrence just may find a splendid, one-of-a-kind collection of his own.

With gentle storytelling by Matthew Farina and sensitively rendered illustrations by Doug Salati, this heartfelt story celebrates individuality and the power of nature to inspire us.

About the Author

Matthew Farina is a painter and writer based in New York City. His reviews and essays have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, ArtCritical, and elsewhere. Matthew received a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Lawrence in the Fall is his first book. Find Matthew online at

Doug Salati is an illustrator living in New York City. He received his MFA from the Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts and was a 2015 Sendak Fellow. He is also the illustrator of In a Small Kingdom by Tomie dePaola. See more of Doug's work online at

Praise For…

"Salati (In a Small Kingdom) builds the visual arc and emotional landscape of the story with soft pencil lines, muted browns and blues, and sensitive characterizations, lingering just enough on anxious moments that Lawrence's newfound confidence feels like a big reward."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Readers will want to head out to discover a collection of their own."—Kirkus Reviews

"This delightful seasonal story will inspire its young audience to do some leaf collecting of their own."—SLJ
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484780589
ISBN-10: 1484780582
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 9th, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English