The Whirlpool

The Whirlpool

by Laurel Croza
  • character-development
  • english-from-canada
  • fiction
  • short-stories

From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Laurel Croza comes a mesmerizing collection of short stories about the whirlpool of adolescence.

In these seven stories, five teenagers, a doll and a squirrel break out of the expectations placed upon them. Featuring beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.


Laurel Croza, author

Laurel Croza is the author of the picture book I Know Here, illustrated by Matt James. It won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, among many other accolades. She also wrote the sequel, From There to Here. The Whirlpool is Laurel’s first short-story collection. She lives with her husband in Toronto.

Kelsey Garrity-Riley, illustrator

Kelsey Garrity-Riley grew up in Germany and Belgium before moving to the US to pursue her love of art. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. She has also illustrated Other-Wordly by Yee-Lum Mak. Kelsey lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Groundwood Books



rights sold: Turkish (Büyülü Fener)

rights available: World, excl. English North America

Additional Information

age range: 10-14

number of pages: 96

publication date: 05/01/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book