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Spark Your Imagination Picture Book Bundle

by David Weale; Anne Laurel Carter; Kit Pearson; Katherine Farris; Bree Galbraith; Troy Wilson; Dominique Demers; Carolyn Beck, illustrated by Pierre Pratt; Ninon Pelletier; Gabrielle Grimard; Isabelle Malenfant; Dean Griffiths & Ben Hodson

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This curated collection of picture books is sure to spark the imaginations of readers of all ages. Immerse yourself in these wonderful tales of creative inventions, out-of-this world adventures, clever friends and unexpected heroes.
This ebook bundle includes:  Doors in the Air by David Weale and Pierre Pratt The Magic Boat by Kit Pearson, Katherine Farris and Gabrielle Grimard Night Boy by Anne Laurel Carter and Ninon Pelletier Once Upon a Balloon by Bree Galbraith and Isabelle Malenfant Perfect Man by Troy Wilson and Dean Griffiths Richard Was a Picker by Carolyn Beck and Ben Hodson Today, Maybe by Dominique Demers and Gabrielle Grimard

About the Authors
David Weale is a folk historian and a popular storyteller and stage performer. He has written thirteen books, four of which are for children. David co-created and wrote The True Meaning of Crumbfest, an animated Christmas special for children, seen in more than twenty-five countries around the world, as well as Eckhart, an animated TV series for children. He is the father of five children and presently lives with his dog, Breaker, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
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Pierre Pratt studied graphic design at Ahuntsic College in Montreal. Since 1990, he has illustrated (and also written) close to fifty books for children. He has won several prizes, including the Governor General's Award of Canada three times, a Golden Apple and a Golden Plate in Bratislava, a Totem at the Montreuil Salon du Livre in France, a UNICEF Prize in Bologna, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Elizabeth Cleaver Prize, the Mr. Christie Book Award and the TD Children's Literature Award. In 2008, he represented Canada for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. For more information, visit www.pierrepratt.com.
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Pierre Pratt studied graphic design at Ahuntsic College in Montreal. Since 1990, he has illustrated (and also written) close to fifty books for children. He has won several prizes, including the Governor General's Award of Canada three times, a Golden Apple and a Golden Plate in Bratislava, a Totem at the Montreuil Salon du Livre in France, a UNICEF Prize in Bologna, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Elizabeth Cleaver Prize, the Mr. Christie Book Award and the TD Children's Literature Award. In 2008, he represented Canada for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. For more information, visit www.pierrepratt.com.
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Pierre Pratt studied graphic design at Ahuntsic College in Montreal. Since 1990, he has illustrated (and also written) close to fifty books for children. He has won several prizes, including the Governor General's Award of Canada three times, a Golden Apple and a Golden Plate in Bratislava, a Totem at the Montreuil Salon du Livre in France, a UNICEF Prize in Bologna, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Elizabeth Cleaver Prize, the Mr. Christie Book Award and the TD Children's Literature Award. In 2008, he represented Canada for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. For more information, visit www.pierrepratt.com.
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Kit Pearson est née à Edmonton, en Alberta. Elle a grandi à Edmonton, puis à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Après avoir fréquenté l’Université de l’Alberta et l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, Kit a travaillé pendant dix ans en Ontario et en Colombie-Britannique comme bibliothécaire pour enfants. Elle a eu envie d’écrire pour les enfants après avoir fréquenté le Centre d’études sur la littérature pour enfants du collège Simmons, à Boston, au Massachusetts. Ses livres ont été publiés dans plusieurs pays et ont remporté de nombreux prix, incluant le prix du Gouverneur général et le prix d’excellence littéraire du lieutenant-gouverneur de la Colombie-Britannique. Elle habite à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, avec sa partenaire Katherine Farris et leurs deux chiens, Piper et Brio.
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Katherine Farris est née à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Après ses études universitaires, elle a déménagé à Toronto, en Ontario, où elle a travaillé au magazine Toronto Life, pour l’éditeur Greey de Pencier et pour le magazine OWL. En tant que recherchiste et éditrice, elle a contribué à une grande variété de projets : des guides sur le tourisme ferroviaire canadien en passant par des livres de questions et réponses pour les enfants. Durant sa carrière, elle s’est mise à peindre. Vivant maintenant à Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, elle se consacre à l’art et au saxophone alto.
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Gabrielle Grimard dessine depuis son plus jeune âge. Sa passion pour le dessin et la peinture l’a amenée à faire des études en beaux-arts et en enseignement des arts plastiques à l’Université Concordia. Sa carrière d’illustratrice a démarré après la naissance de son premier enfant. Elle a déménagé de Montréal à Waterville, au Québec, où elle vit désormais avec ses deux enfants, plusieurs poules et son mari, qui construit des bateaux en bois. Tous deux partagent une ancienne grange convertie en atelier d’artistes.
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Titulaire d’une maîtrise de l’Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Bree Galbraith utilise l’écriture dans la plupart de ses œuvres. C’est pourquoi elle a été ravie lorsqu’un projet de classe a mené à la publication de son premier album pour enfants, Once Upon a Balloon. Un autre album, Usha and the Stolen Sun (Owlkids) a paru en mars 2020. Bree est graphiste à Vancouver, où elle vit avec sa famille.

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Isabelle Malenfant has a bachelor's degree in graphic design, but never worked in the field because she fell in love with illustration first. She likes to mix mediums such as watercolor, pastels and charcoal to create poetic and sensitive worlds. Isabelle has illustrated more than a dozen children's books, including Maggie's Chopsticks (Kids Can), which was awarded the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize. She was born in northern Quebec, between gold mines and lakes, in the city of Val-d'Or. Isabelle currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, with her little family.

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Troy Wilson was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, and currently lives in Victoria. Though he is best known as the author of the beloved and best-selling picturebook Perfect Man, he has also written numerous kids' stories for Chickadee, Chirp, and Highlights for Children. Troy has given well-received presentations at schools, libraries, bookstores, festivals and conferences across Canada. Visit his website at www.troystory.ca.

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Dean Griffiths is a popular picture-book artist with more than twenty-five titles to his name. His many awards include the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Book Prize for Maggie Can't Wait and the Chocolate Lily Award for Ballerinas Don't Wear Glasses. Dean lives in Duncan, British Columbia, with his daughter. For more information, visit www.deans-art.com.
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Dominique Demers is a professional communicator. She worked as a journalist for L'actualité, as a teacher at the University of Quebec at Montreal, and as literary critic for Le Devoir, before becoming an author, speaker, and scriptwriter. She has written more than 30 children's books and also writes for adults. She has been nominated four times for the Governor General's Literary Awards. She was the honorary president of the Salon du livre de Montréal for three years and, since the fall of 2003, she has starred on Radio-Canada's programme Dominique raconte, where she reads books to young children.
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Carolyn Beck first learned about letters when she was five. Right away she liked them. They make interesting sounds, like the s-s-s-sneaky S, the punchy P and the bouncy B. And best of all, in bunches they make WORDS! (Carolyn also discovered numbers and liked them too, but that is another story.) Carolyn lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Ben Hodson illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks. He is the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference. He does presentations and workshops at local schools and libraries. Ben lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife May and his daughter Zoe. For more information, visit www.benhodson.ca.

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