International Rights

What Is Peace?

  • ISBN 9781443148436, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 4 to 10

A stunning, thought-provoking look at finding peace in children’s lives.

Peace is a familiar word, its meaning both simple and complex.

Here, Wallace Edwards explores peace, and invites young readers to think about what that means to them. Through a series of linked questions and combined with Edwards’ singular art, the concept of peace is picked up, shaken, turned all around, and carefully examined from every angle.

Children experience stress, even violence, at home and at school and bear witness to news stories and family histories. There are many books on war for children; far fewer that examine peace. What Is Peace? engages readers to think about peace in their day-to-day lives, and around the world.

Rights Sold

English (Asia) – Scholastic Asia, English (Australia) – Scholastic Australia, French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Japanese – Rikuyosha

Selling Points

• A book about peace complements the many offerings on war.
• Perfect for use in discussions around bullying.
• Edwards’ artistic approach is an impetus for creativity and expression, as well as discussion, whether at school or home


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, 2017