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Aidan Cassie

Aidan Cassie

Photo: Trisha Staicesku

Aidan Cassie studied animation and earned a media arts degree at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Edinburgh College of Art. While spending a year in Provence she finished her debut picture book, Sterling, Best Dog Ever. Now that she's not gallivanting through medieval villages and eating buttery croissants, she's working on more books. Little Juniper Makes It Big (2019), is about a feisty raccoon who's feels too small for everything. Aidan's most recent book, The Word for Friend, (2020, Kirkus Starred Review) follows brave Kemala, who has the daunting task of learning a whole new language when she moves to a new country.
Aidan lives on a small island in the Salish Sea with her wee family, and giant dog.

Victoria / Gulf Islands


Sterling, Best Dog Ever. 2018, Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Macmillan
Little Juniper Makes It Big. 2019, Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Macmillan
The Word For Friend. 2020, Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Macmillan


Victoria Children's Book Prize for Sterling, Best Dog Ever, 2019
Oy Vey! The Joan Betty Stuchner Award - Funniest Children’s Book Award for Sterling, Best Dog Ever, 2019
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