Jan Thornhill's books have twice been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, Canada's most prestigious children's book prize. "Wildlife 1 2 3" was awarded the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award. "A Tree in a Forest" won the Canadian Children's Literature Roundtables Information Book Award. "Crow and Fox" was chosen a White Raven Book by UNESCO International Children's Library in Munich. When she isn't working on a children's book, Jan spends her time writing adult fiction, bird watching, and gardening.