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Jordan and Max, Field Trip!
By (author): Suzanne Sutherland Illustrated by: Michelle Simpson
Suzanne Sutherland ,

Illustrated by :

Michelle Simpson


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover


Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 8, Grade (CAN) 1 - 3, Grade (US) 1 - 3, Reading age 6 - 8
Sep 13, 2022
Print Run: 5000
$7.95 CAD


7.63in x 5.25 x 0.31 in | 120 gr

Page Count:

96 pages


25 B&W illustrations
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
Children’s / Teenage: Chapter books (transitional storybooks)|Children’s / Teenage fiction: School stories|Children’s / Teenage general interest: City and town life|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: LGBTQ+|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: First / new experiences and growing up / coming of age|Interest age: from c 6 years|Midwinter
North America
CBC Librarian Favorites Award 2023, Winner CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens 2023, Commended
  • Short Description
In this partially illustrated early chapter book, two young friends get separated from their school field trip and end up exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of the big city.
Jordan and Max really did mean to stay with the group...

It’s everyone’s favorite day of winter semester: the class field trip to the museum!

Jordan is excited to see the mummies and Max can’t wait for his first trip to the big city without his big sisters watching over him. But when Jordan gets distracted by an extraordinary costume display and Max flies off to the depths of the Bat Cave, the group carries on to lunch without them. Before the two friends know it, their class has left the museum and they’re all alone downtown!

Jordan knows they should find their classmates, but it’s hard to do the responsible thing when there is so much to do in the city. With Max at his side, the pair run wild: dancing alongside street musicians and tasting food from every single vendor they can find. Just when they think the day couldn’t get any more interesting, Jordan and Max find themselves in a strange neighborhood after dark where an even stranger ceremony is getting underway…a winter solstice celebration!

This is the second book from Suzanne Sutherland featuring Jordan and Max, following Jordan and Max: Showtime!

Key Selling Points

  • A gentle exploration of gender performance and identity in an early reader format.
  • The second early chapter book featuring Jordan and Max.
  • A friendship story between two young boys that shows emotional depth and uniqueness not often seen in stories with male protagonists for this age.
  • The primary child-guardian relationship is between a grandmother and grandson; their dynamic is warm and unconventional.
  • The author's debut novel was an ALA Rainbow Book List selection.
  • Contains several black-and-white illustrations.

Suzanne Sutherland is an author and editor of books for young people who is passionate about inclusive and engaging storytelling. Her debut novel, When We Were Good, was selected for ALA’s Rainbow Book List and Under the Dusty Moon was a Toronto Public Library Top Ten Recommended Read for Teens. Suzanne lives in Toronto.

Michelle Simpson grew up in the woods of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and still resides there today. She is a full-time freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on children's publications, and holds a BAA in illustration from Sheridan College. Michelle has worked as a concept artist at KeyFrame Animation for kids cartoons such as Ollie: The Boy Who Became What He Ate (Season 2) and Tee and Mo (Season 1). She is the author of Night Festival: A Silent Picture Book and Monsters In My House, which was shortlisted for Canada's Self-Publishing Awards in 2014. Michelle has also illustrated Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus by David Michael Slater and Back Home by Shaista Kaba Fatehali. Michelle draws her inspiration for her artwork from nature, animals and folklore.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

“Jordan and Max demonstrate endearing levels of empathy and generosity toward the people they encounter...A chapter book with strengths in terms of diversity and social emotional learning.” - School Library Journal

“Takes a gentle approach to the topics of gender identity, friendship, and acceptance.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“The themes of friendship and inclusion are lightly handled but elevate the story over many other less substantial early chapter books. I can’t wait to see what Jordan and Max get up to next!” - Mombian

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