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When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew

Tales of Ti-Jean

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Duan Petricic

tagged: humorous stories
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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 was the author of numerous books, including The Auction; Very Last First Time; Keri (nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award); To See the Stars; and When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew (winner of the Silver Birch Express Award). An acclaimed storyteller and author, in 2016 she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture as a children's writer and a pioneer of Canada's storytelling movement. She died in 2017.
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Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Dusan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

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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

the stories hold appeal for storytellers and listeners alike.

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

these zesty, wellpaced texts virtually read themselves.

— The Horn Book Magazine, STARRED REVIEW

A refreshing alternative to traditional fairy tales.

— Toronto Star

...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

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

— Kirkus Reviews

Highly Recommended

— CM Magazine

...full of magic...

— Quill & Quire

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