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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Tales of Ti-Jean

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Dusan Petricic

tagged: humorous stories
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Apr 2011
pages: 72
ISBN:9780888999528
publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Description

A USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor Book and a nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award

In these three imaginative stories, Jan Andrews introduces us to Quebec's traditional folktale hero, Ti-Jean. He's an endearing character who is both wise and foolish, and though he does find himself in hard situations (often of his own making), in the end, he somehow manages to do what needs to be done.

In "Ti-Jean and the Princess of Tomboso" he outwits a greedy princess; in "Ti-Jean the Marble Player" he gets the best of a pint-sized scoundrel; and in "How Ti-Jean Became a Fiddler" he turns the tables on a too-clever-for-her-own-good seigneur's daughter, and finds true love in the process.

About the Authors

Jan Andrews

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Dusan Petricic

Duýan Petricic is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
7 to 10
Grade:
2 to 5
Awards
  • Commended, 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book
Editorial Reviews

...a winning introduction to a universal folk character.

— Kirkus Reviews

A refreshing alternative to traditional fairy tales.

— Toronto Star

...full of magic...

— Quill & Quire

...The book would be an entertaining read-aloud for a classroom and a good companion piece to the study of American folktales... Quite frankly, three stories are simply not enough!

— School Library Journal

these zesty, wellpaced texts virtually read themselves.

— The Horn Book Magazine, STARRED REVIEW

Highly Recommended

— CM Magazine

the stories hold appeal for storytellers and listeners alike.

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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