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WINNER, SILVER BIRCH EXPRESS AWARD, ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION FOREST OF READING, 2012.

SHORTLISTED: CANADIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2012


Ti-Jean here,

Ti-Jean there,

Ti-Jean, Ti-Jean everywhere

When days are dark

When work is long

TiJean, Ti-Jean helps us on.*


WHEN APPLES GREW NOSES AND WHITE HORSES FLEW


The title tells it all.  This is a book where anything can happen! 

A princess finds herself with a nose so long, she almost trips over it; 

a magic fiddle makes a lord dance so hard he will give anything to stop;

a barn is thatched with feathers;

an old and battered bucket empties a pond.


It’s the world of one of our all time greatest folk heroes:

Ti-Jean who is sometimes so dumb we can hardly believe it;

Ti-Jean who is wise and kind and generous;

Ti-Jean who always, always wins the day. 


Illustrations by award-winning artist Dusan Petricic rollick, adding just a touch of darkness to the fun.



Quill and Quire reviewer, Cynthia O’Brien noted: “Andrews is a seasoned Canadian storyteller with a gift for spinning a yarn.”   Toronto Star reviewer, Deidre Baker, discussed how perfect the folktales are for helping young readers make the leap to chapter books. 


For me, Ti-Jean is each and all of us.  We know him, we love him. 

Above all, we want to know what happens next.
























jandrews@magma.ca



*When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew  ©2011 Jan Andrews, Groundwood Books

www.groundwoodbooks.com



WHEN APPLES GREW NOSES AND WHITE HORSES FLEW.  TALES OF TI-JEAN

By JAN ANDREWS

Illustrations by DUSAN PETRICIC


GROUNDWOOD BOOKS

$16.95       Ages 7 to 10

ISBN 978-0-88899-952-8

Cover image: used with permission, Groundwood Books.  All Rights Reserved