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Jean E. Pendziwol

  • 5 stars across 4 books
    Jean E. Pendziwol is an award-winning author who gained international success with No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids and Dragons. Her other work includes the lyrical picture books, Dawn Watch and The Red Sash, both illustrated by Nicolas Debon, and Marja's Skis, which was inspired by her husband's grandmother, who grew up in a Finnish farming and logging community in northern Canada. Jean lives in Ontario, Canada. Find Jean online at and on Twitter as @JeanPendziwol.

    Isabelle Arsenault is a Canadian illustrator who has won an impressive number of awards and has achieved international recognition. Her books include Migrant by Maxine Trottier, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book and a finalist for the Governor General's Award; Once Upon a Northern Light, written by Jean E. Pendziwol; Jane, the Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt; and Alpha. She lives in Montreal, Canada. Find Isabelle online at
    1st October 2015

    Once Upon a Northern Night

    A lyrical ode to the wonders of the night is brought beautifully to life by the award-winning Isabelle Arsenault, il... More

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    17th August 2017

    Me and You and the Red Canoe

    In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red ... More

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    6th October 2005

    The Red Sash

    A young Native American boy is at the heart of this charming adventure that takes place nearly 200 years ago. The story ... More

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    19th May 2022

    When I Listen to Silence

    When a child is asked to "Please, be quiet!" they sit silent ... and their imagination sweeps them away on a breatht... More

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